Old Tech Room Transforms Into A Creative Space for All

Room 430 has gone from being a computer room for classes to a “maker space”.

Lizbeth Pavia, Writer

Curtis High School has made changes to a select few classrooms for the spring term, with one being room 420 in the old building. The room that was once been a computer room has been turned into a “makerspace” room. The computers were outdated and the room is huge. Ms. Korten saw it as an opportunity to try something new. The room is set up with  large workspaces that were created by putting desks together. There is a photo studio on one side of the huge classroom and the other wall is filled with cabintes that have a lot of  supplies. Th supplies include  basic art supplies and high end cameras too. Computers were not needed because the most students in thr building already have them.

One of the best parts about this new room is that teachers from any subject can make a reservation through Operoo and bring their classes there to do  special projects.

Ms. Korten said the inspiration for the “makerspace” came from the one in Staten Island Technical High School. Ms. Korten is excited about this new room and looks forward to using this room as a way to inspire creativity in the school community. Any Curtis students and staff are allowed to use this room. For more information, contact Ms. Korten, or visit her in Room 433.