Shamrock Gardens

Imagination Chapter

Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Imagination Chapter is a group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who are always looking to collaborate and create. We live by wise words from Albert Einstein- “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Our sessions are a little bit of everything, but always starting and ending with a reflection. This year we have enjoyed 3D printing, creating projects using Thinglink and Powtoon, and building as often as possible. Our proudest moment was using Makedo and a whole lot of cardboard to build a six foot tall version of our school mascot, Lucky the dragon! As our last session of the year approaches, our members are already asking what Imagination Chapter has in store for them next year!

This Chapter is led by:


Dave Hartzell

Shamrock Gardens Elementary | Charlotte, NC

I grew up in the Philadelphia area and have been teaching in high-promise areas for 7+ years. I am currently a Master Reach Teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. My wife, Kristina, and I are so, so proud of our 4 month old son Calvin. When I grow up I want to be a world traveler, visiting schools around the world and helping to spread innovative ideas to education everywhere.

Fun facts:

1) I tried to secretly invent things in my parents’ basement when I was younger. As a result, I almost blinded my best friend. 2) One of my college roommates was Joe Flacco–Baltimore Ravens QB, Super Bowl MVP, and all around nice guy. | @40BookProject | @MrHartzell1


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