Greg Norton - Innovation Lab and Makerspace
Greg Norton is an innovator by how he approaches technology in education. He strongly believes in the ability of STEM teaching to engage students. As principal of Loch Lomond Elementary School, he encourages his teachers and provides them with opportunities to build STEM education into their schedule to accomplish curricular outcomes, rather than see it as something extra.
Under his leadership, the school set up the Innovation Lab and Makerspace where students can experiment with STEM, because they provide a vehicle for learning and improve students’ motivation, while developing 21st century skills.
“Our students may not always remember what was said or what was done at school, but they will remember how school and learning made them feel—and this makerspace is making students feel connected, motivated, enthusiastic and undeniably engaged with STEM ”.