PD Pop-Up Archive

Check out RAFT’s Archive of PD Pop-Ups to find some fresh inspiration for the classroom.
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Engineering Evolution (September 21, 2018)

Nature is the world’s greatest engineer, and evolution is the ultimate design challenge. “Engineering Evolution” takes two RAFT activity kits and “evolves” them into a highly engaging design challenge.

Active Activities for Limited Space (August 31, 2018)

Fall is approaching, and with it plenty of unpredictable Colorado weather. With each sudden storm comes the specter of the dreaded “inside day.” To help you combat these inevitable days, RAFT is here with a host of active inside activities to help kids release energy, focus their minds, and get much needed exercise.

Eclipsing All Subjects (August 17, 2018)

There’s a lot more to solar eclipses than just observing them (though that’s fun too). Eclipses offer a multitude of learning opportunities, and not just in STEM. From activities for viewing and tracking the eclipse, to studying the impact eclipses have had on history, science, and culture, RAFT has got you covered!

“Outside the Envelope” Card Concepts (May 10, 2018)

We got a bit heavy last month with all the environmental science, even going so far as to badmouth glitter. As such, we’re going to keep it light and fluffy this week by re-imagining some classic RAFT kits and idea sheets into creative card ideas. Oh, and because we’re RAFT, we’ll be sure to sneak some learning in there as well! 

Sustainability (April 20, 2018)

Human beings are expert consumers. It’s kind of our thing. As our population grows, this penchant for consumption becomes a graver issue. However, human beings are also expert problem solvers. That’s also kind of our thing. In this ability to define, analyze, and solve complex problems lies the hope of humanity and our planet. As the nurturers of this most treasured of human abilities, teachers hold the key to the future. At RAFT, by the way, we are excellent locksmiths! 

Climate Change (April 6, 2018)

Addressing anthropogenic climate change is one of the most important issues facing our planet. As teachers, it is our solemn duty to ensure students are prepared. Fear not comrades; as usual, RAFT has your back with affordable resources and innovative project ideas!

Growing Better Learners (February 15, 2018)

The (mostly) lovely weather this week serves as a wonderful reminder that Spring is right around the corner, and Spring means gardens! Watch your students’ engagement and learning grow with these green and groovy gardening projects and materials from RAFT!

February project ideas your students will love! (February 2, 2018)

February is the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less to do. February also has plenty of holidays for such a short month, and that means opportunities for learning disguised as fun!

Go for the Gold! (January 12, 2018)

The 2018 Winter Olympics are right around the corner, offering unique opportunities for hands-on learning. RAFT is in your corner with project ideas sure to bring home the gold!

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