Putting Collaboration to the Test

Posted by Stevens Point Area Public School District on 1/3/2023

Putting Collaboration to the Test:

Student-Designed Mini Golf Course Connects Learning at SPASH

 

photo of the mini-golf course

 

 

SPASH Career and Technical Education students at Stevens Point Area Senior High have been working on an ambitious project: designing and building an indoor mini golf course as a multidisciplinary project to connect collaborative learning for students and teachers.

student celebrates success on the mini golf course

The project was led primarily by Geometry in Construction students, with guidance from faculty and support from the school and the greater community. They worked closely with their classmates and teachers from a variety of subject areas, including geometry, construction, auto awareness, computer graphics, food science, residential skills, video productions, welding, and intro to CAD. See the full list of learning targets for the project here. 

Student lines up their shot on the mini golf course

The finished product was a stunning display of creativity and teamwork. The mini golf course featured nine holes, each with a unique theme and set of challenges around the ‘SPASH Holiday Open’ theme. 

Despite the course opening being delayed by inclement weather days ahead of Winter Break, the project was a resounding success, both as a learning opportunity and as a fun activity for the whole school community. Students and teachers alike enjoyed testing their skills on the mini golf course, and the project sparked important conversations about teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity.

Students pose with Santa and Mrs. Clause after they complete the mini golf course

Overall, the student-designed and built indoor mini golf course is a fantastic example of the power of collaborative learning bringing together students and teachers from diverse subject areas while challenging them to think creatively and work together to achieve a common goal.