Reimagining the School of the Future at Maker Faire KC

Organizers call Maker Faire the Greatest Show (And Tell) on Earth, and Kansas City held its eighth annual version of the international event at Union Station in June. The two-day faire drew crowds to celebrate all things creative — from science to art and anything in between.

As part of our Take Note education project, and in conjunction with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City PBS interviewed more than 50 children and adults at the event, including Kusal Kularaten, a University of Kansas student, featured above. We wanted their take on the school of the future. From classrooms and teaching styles, to safety and school lunches, they had an answer for everything.

We have been rolling out the videos on social media with #TakeNoteKC. We are also aggregating them on Flatland. Listen below to the second installment as our prognosticators imagine what could change and emphasize what must change for the success of this and future generations.

Emma | 4 years old

Emma Shapiro | Wesleyan University student

Eva | Notre Dame de Sion student

George Walker |  President of the Black Family Technology Awareness Association

K Khunara | Lee’s Summit, Missouri, resident

Clara Maingi | Kansas City, Missouri, resident

Daniel Hill | DJ and Kansas City, Kansas, resident

Tanya | Lakewood Elementary School student

Sandeep | Olathe, Kansas, resident

Keep an eye on Flatland for more reporting, videos and public engagement, and follow the project on social channels through #TakeNoteKC.

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