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, 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, October 18, 8:30am – 3pm,
Basic Project Learning Tree Workshop
Learn how to use the PLT curriculum to enhance your science curriculum!

Registration is through PLT, not through RAFT.
Please visit this website for more information: http://coloradoplt.org/workshop/plt-at-metro/

Times vary:
MSUD students who have experienced Intro to PLT, AND complete and bring the online webpage pre-assignment, time is 4 hours.
If you have not experienced the intro to PLT seminar, but complete/bring the online webpage pre-assignment, time is 5 hours.
All others, time is 6 hours, except licensed educators requesting .5 credits from CSM, who must complete 7.5 hours on the 18th. Questions? Call 303-877-7585.

Download online pre-workshop HIKE THE PLT WEBPAGE assignment: http://coloradoplt.org/plt_files/For_PLT_Educators/Hike_The_Website_1.pdf
You must bring this assignment with you to exchange for a PLT activity guide for ECE, PreK-8, and secondary (see www.plt.org for curriculum details).

**Continuing Education Credit: Certificate; for licensed teachers, .5 credit from CSM available. If recertification credit is desired (optional, $35 tuition, pay onsite), dismissal time is 3:00.

Questions? Contact Shawna Crocker, scrocker@colostate.edu or call 303-278-8822.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers interested in enhancing their science curriculum
Cost:
$25 for students
$35 for professionals.
 
Saturday, October 25, 10am – 4:30pm,
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Back by Popular Demand!!
After an outstanding smyposium course, Mark Lanning has agreed to offer this course at RAFT again. He 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 CDE hours for PDU.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Integrated Experiences
Cost:
$20 for members
$40 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

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

 
Saturday, November 22, 10am – 4pm,
Middle & High School Intensive: Inquiry in the Upper Grades
Come see first hand 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

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