Workshop Schedule

RAFT workshops are designed to facilitate the practice of hands-on learning, to offer low-cost professional development opportunities, and to enrich the education of children. Our workshops offer YOU the opportunity to enjoy the fun of interactive learning.  Register by selecting sessions of interest below and enroll on-line!  If you have any questions, please e-mail katie@raftcolorado.org

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Saturday, September 13, 12pm – 2pm,
RAFTy Toolbox: Nitty Gritty Tips for Classroom Management and Student Engagement
Are you looking for some new strategies to add to your bag of tricks to keep your students excited and engaged? Get some great management ideas and try out cooperative learning strategies that can be easily incorporated into lessons to engage and challenge students. Then use the green room to create RAFTy organization and management tools for your space. You will leave with great ideas that you can implement tomorrow to make your classroom more interactive and exciting!

TARGET AUDIENCE: K-8 Educators
Cost:
$5 for members
$20 for non-members
 
Thursday, September 25, 5pm – 7pm,
RAFTy Toolbox: The Science of Stuff
There is stuff all around us…how can we make use of this stuff to engage kids in scientific and engineering practices? Come be a student and explore the versatility and possibilities of stuff through inquiry learning experiences. Leave with ideas and inspiration to integrate hands-on learning into any content area to keep your students engaged.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in learning more about how to use RAFT as a resource
Cost:
$5 for members
$20 for non-members

Prepay online using paypal, in person, or over the phone

 
Saturday, October 18, 10am – 4pm,
Art & Theater Intensive: Digging into the Colorado State Art Standards- Invent and Discover to Create
This is not about another upcycled art project. It is all about finding the stuff you need to challenge and excite students to express themselves creatively. Quite often we miss the potential of an art lesson to inspire innovation and problem solve design challenges. Upcycled materials provide the perfect opportunity to unite students’ artistic expression and problem-solving skills. We will explore different ways to incorporate a variety of RAFTy materials to create works of art that employ unique ideas, feelings, and values. Teachers will be given time to create lessons that fit with their curriculum using RAFT materials and will share their ideas with colleagues.

** Earn 6 CDE hours for PDU.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Art & Theater teachers as well as STEM teachers looking to incorporate art into lessons
Cost:
$40 for members
$80 for non-members
 
Saturday, November 8, 10am – 4pm,
Middle & High School Intensive: Inquiry in the Upper Grades
Come see firsthand how to teach middle and high school lessons using hands-on inquiry experiences across subject areas. We will take a look at how the 21st century learning and innovation skills and common core standards support student learning. Then we will explore several learning experiences that incorporate inquiry and innovation and discuss strategies to improve inquiry and innovation in the classroom. Teachers will be given time to use RAFT materials to create inquiry-based lessons to meet their standards and will share their ideas with colleagues.

** Earn 6 CDE hours for PDU.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle & High school Teachers
Cost:
$40 for members
$80 for non-members
 
Saturday, November 15, 10am – 4pm,
Elementary Intensive: Using design challenges to meet state and common core standards
In this workshop we will discuss the fundamental principles at the core of STEM. Learn to integrate engineering and design concepts across all content areas and challenge kids to think critically about innovation and creation. Teachers will be given time to use RAFT materials to create lessons based on their content and standards and will share their ideas with colleagues.

** Earn 6 CDE hours for PDU.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary school Teachers
Cost:
$40 for members
$80 for non-members

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