The students are super excited about the logic brain games purchased with the LPS Foundation grant. The games have helped the students with their cognitive skills, memory, spatial awareness and strategic thinking while building self-confidence. Some students like working on them together and I especially enjoy seeing the students beam with pride when a puzzle is finished.
The Eagle Express Print Shop is an extension of Tech Now here at Eisenhower High School that gives the students the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship first hand. The students design and produce all the products in class using Corel Draw, which is the program used in Tech Now. Tech Now is an entrepreneurship course that focuses on developing a career minded skill set using modern day technology. The Eagle Express has grown over the years with the addition of equipment and products provided by the Lawton Public Schools Foundation Grants.
The Eagle Express Print Shop has a 3D printer, 2 button makers, a T-shirt press, 1 color printer and 1 poster size printer, One Cricut maker, and 1 document binding machine. The students work in the print shop to fill orders as well as developing our EHS Eagle Pride product line. The students are exposed to cost analyses of our products so they can come up with cost effective prices for the products. The students have generated over $750 in sales which is deposited into our Tech Now account and used to replenish our supplies.
STEM learning is very important for students. These centers allow my students to use their imagination and be creative while building skills that will benefit them in the future. Hands on learning is something students benefit from and these centers allow for more of that in my classroom.