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.

If you have any questions, please e-mail katie@raftcolorado.org

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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

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

 
Wednesday, November 19, 11am – 1pm,
Homeschool Christmas Cocoa & Crafting Party
Bring your children to mingle with other home school families and craft to your heart’s content. We will provide supplies, ideas and hot beverages. You just have to show up with your children and get into the holiday spirit! It will be a great opportunity to socialize and share ideas with other home schoolers.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Home schoolers and their children
Cost: $20 for one adult and up to 3 children.

Price includes all materials and snacks!! Act fast. These classes will fill up quickly. There are only 25 spots for adults.

 
Thursday, December 4, 4pm – 6:30pm,
Crafting & Cocktails: Ornaments and Gift Wrap
So much waste is generated during the holidays. Come to RAFT and get some great ideas for upcycled ornaments and gift wrapping that will help reduce your impact this year and inspire your students to reduce theirs! Upcycled ornaments will also make an impressive gift for parents! Relax and unwind with a cocktail while you help save the planet one craft at a time this holiday season.

**This is an open crafting session, so you do not have to be at RAFT by 4:00. You may come and go as you like.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary and art teachers
Cost: $20 per person
Members Only! (New members are welcome to join for a discounted rate of $15.)

Price includes all materials and snacks!! Act fast. These classes will fill up quickly. There are only 25 spots.

 
Saturday, December 6, 10am – 12pm,
Mimosa Morning: ECE Winter Crafts
Winter and holiday crafts are so much fun with the little ones! Come and get some great ideas about crafts your students can create both as holiday gifts and educational winter activities.
TARGET AUDIENCE: ECE-1st grade teachers and teachers with young children
Cost: $20 per person

Price includes all materials, drinks and snacks!! Act fast. These classes will fill up quickly. There are only 25 spots.

 
Saturday, December 6, 2pm – 4pm,
Winter Crafts for Kids
Are you looking for a fun family activity do do with your kids this holiday season? Come spend the afternoon crafting together at RAFT! We will have snacks and hot cocoa as well as great winter crafts and holiday gift ideas that you can come create with your family. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays for an afternoon of RAFTy family fun!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Members and their children
Cost: $20 for one adult and up to 3 children.

Price includes all materials and snacks!! Act fast. These classes will fill up quickly. There are only 25 spots for adults.

 
Thursday, December 11, 4pm – 6:30pm,
Crafting & Cocktails: Holiday Pinterest Fun
You can make some pretty amazing gifts from upcycled materials. Come get into the holiday spirit and create unique gifts for friends and family members! Feel free to bring a friend and get your craft on while you enjoy delicious adult beverages and snacks. We will have several fun pinterest ideas, but you are welcome to bring your own ideas and use RAFT materials to create them. (Please call or email katie@raftcolorado.org if you have an idea you’d like to create to make sure we have the supplies you need.)

**This is an open crafting session, so you do not have to be at RAFT by 4:00. You may come and go as you like.

TARGET AUDIENCE: RAFT members and their friends
Cost: $20 per person
Crafting is more fun with a friend! Bring a non-member friend for the same price!

Price includes all materials, drinks and snacks!! Act fast. These classes will fill up quickly. There are only 25 spots.

 
Saturday, December 13, 10am – 12pm,
Mimosa Morning: Holiday Pinterest Fun
You can make some pretty amazing gifts from upcycled materials. Come get into the holiday spirit and create unique gifts for friends and family members! Feel free to bring a friend and get your craft on while you enjoy delicious adult beverages and snacks. We will have several fun pinterest ideas, but you are welcome to bring your own ideas and use RAFT materials to create them. (Please call or email katie@raftcolorado.org if you have an idea you’d like to create to make sure we have the supplies you need.)

**This is an open crafting session, so you do not have to be at RAFT by 4:00. You may come and go as you like.

TARGET AUDIENCE: RAFT members and their friends
Cost: $20 per member
Crafting is more fun with a friend! Bring a non-member friend for the same price!

Price includes all materials, drinks and snacks!! Act fast. These classes will fill up quickly. There are only 25 spots.

 
Saturday, January 10, 10am – 1pm,
Half-Day: Art, Science & Simple Machines
Developed by the Exploratorium’s PIE Institute, Cardboard Automata are a playful way to learn about simple machine elements such as cranks, cams, levers and linkages while creating art that actually spins and moves through the magic of science. Cardboard Automata is a great example of integrating art, science and engineering. In this workshop you will learn about the mechanics of simple machines by building moving art that tells a story. This is an activity that can be translated to the classroom at many levels as well as being a fun opportunity to unleash your own creativity.

**Earn 3 CDE hours for PDU.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All educators from 2nd to 12th grade
Cost:
$20 for members
$40 for non-members
 
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!

TARGET AUDIENCE: All RAFT members
Cost:
$20 for members
$40 for non-members

**Price includes all materials, drinks and snacks!!

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