Dominion High School in Virginia utilizes national prize to bring makerspace equipment into the classrooms as part of larger movement toward student engagement.

Makerspaces are rolling out of the tech lab and into teachers’ classrooms at Northern Virginia’s Dominion High School this school year, thanks to a U.S. Department of Education challenge prize.

The mobile makerspaces represent an enlightened step forward for the high school — and a victory for technology resource teachers Josh Ajima and Terry Baker.

It was their makeover proposal that helped bring Dominion national recognition as one of 10 schools, among 640 that applied, to win the Education Department’s CTE Makeover Challenge. The contest was aimed at strengthening career and technical education programs across the United States.


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