Reimagining the School of the Future at Maker Faire KC

K Khunara and his son at Maker Faire Kansas City talk about the school of the future.

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 K Khunara and his son, 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 third and final installment as our prognosticators imagine what could change and emphasize what must change for the success of this and future generations.

Matthew | Kansas City resident

Allison | Rogers Elementary School student | St. Louis, Missouri

Josie | Blue Valley High School student

Sophia | Norfleet Elementary School

Karen | Blue Valley High School student

Damon Clyce | Iowa resident

Eric Langhorst | Discovery Middle School teacher

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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