Workshop Schedule

Are you looking for a way to reconnect with the joy and passion that brought you into education? RAFT workshops strive to teach relevant content while tapping into the love that educators have for what they do. We want you to walk away with new knowledge and an excitement for putting that knowledge to work in your classroom! All of our workshops are hands-on, so you will learn by doing. Here are our workshop types:

  • RAFTy Toolbox (: In these two-hour workshops, the first portion will be spent learning about concepts and the second portion will be spent working with colleagues. They are great opportunities to have fun, build your skills, and connect with other teachers!
  • Intensives: These targeted six-hour workshops are all about concepts
    that apply directly to you. Learn strategies that can be implemented in your classroom immediately to excite and inspire yourself and your students! (Price includes lunch and all materials!! What a steal!)
  • Content-Rich Half-Days: These three-hour workshops are a perfect chance to learn a bite-sized chunk that can be taken into your classroom and applied with your students to increase the level of rigor through hands-on learning.
  • Crafting & Cocktails: Come relax and unwind with a few cocktails to get
    those creative juices flowing. Some will be members only and some will be for members and friends. All materials and refreshments are included in the price! You’re going to love it!

Register by selecting sessions below and clicking the enroll button. Sessions must be pre-paid either online using paypal, over the phone, or in person.

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Saturday, January 31, 9:30am – 5pm,
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Back by Popular Demand!!
After an outstanding smyposium course, the crew from Youth Mental Health First Aid has agreed to offer this course at RAFT again, this time for free. This course has wonderful insights useful in any grade level. You do not want to miss out on this great opportunity!

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches you about common warning signs and risk factors for mental health problems and provides a five-step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis. The course is an 8 hour certification that is similar to a basic first aid course but for issues surrounding depression, anxiety, etc. with youth. Our goal is to train anyone who works with youth, as well as teens, in how to recognize and respond to a mental health crisis in emerging adults.

** Earn 6 CEU hours towards recertification.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Integrated Experiences
Cost: Free!
This course has been generously funded by a grant
Thursday, February 5, 4pm – 6:30pm,
Crafing & Cocktails: Cards and Print-Making
Do something fun and different for Valentines Day this year! Make upcycled cards with your students. This will be an open crafting session where you can try out several different printing ideas and get the supplies you need to bring them into your classroom. Take away some great ideas that you can use not only for Valentines Day, but also for other special occasions!

$20 for members and non-members alike

**Price includes all materials, drinks and snacks!! Must be a member to shop. Discounted memberships available.

Wednesday, February 11, 10pm – 12pm,
Homeschool Valentine Party
Don’t miss out on the fun of a Valentine Party! Come to RAFT and celebrate with other homeschool families. We will provide supplies and ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts and experiments for your children to explore. Create RAFTy upcycled cards and Valentine’s Day gifts for friends and family members with your children. We will also have some fun Valentine-themed math and science activities for kids of all ages. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate with other kids in a fun and educational setting!
TARGET AUDIENCE: Homeschool families with children of all ages
$20 for members and non-members alike

**Price includes materials and snacks for one adult and up to three children. Must be a member to shop. Discounted memberships available.

Saturday, February 21, 1pm – 4pm,
Earth Science Half-Day: RAFTy Geology
Delve the depths of Earth Science! Come journey through the layers of the Earth to deepen your understanding of how the layers, rock cycle, plate tectonics, and weathering, erosion and deposition have interacted to create the land we see all around us. You will leave knowing which kits will support your curriculum and how to build a cohesive series of lessons that are fun, engaging, and relevant but still meet standards.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All educators who would like to deepen their understanding of geology and discover the tools RAFT has to offer to support Earth Science lessons and units
$20 for members
$40 for non-members

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