RAFT provides educators with the 21st century teaching skills and innovative ideas through the many workshops and special events offered throughout the year. The event calendar displays these offerings.

<< Previous Month July 2016Next Month >>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
345

RAFT EduCamp: Engagement through Design Thinking

RAFT EduCamp: Engagement through Design Thinking

Ever consider teaching design thinking? How can you prepare students to be innovative thinkers? What challenges and concepts promote deeper levels of critical thinking? Design Thinking is a methodology used to solve real world problems. In this workshop we will explore the design thinking process and several techniques and activities that engage students and provide the skills needed to be creative 21st century problem-solvers.

Time: Tue 10:00 AM 07/05/2016

Learn More

×
6789
101112

RAFT EduCamp: The Nuts & Bolts of PBL

RAFT EduCamp: The Nuts & Bolts of PBL

What is the purpose of project-based learning, or PBL? What do students gain? PBL allows students to explore real-world problems in depth, over a period of time, and to make decisions regarding their own learning process. This workshop focuses on the basic "nuts & bolts" of PBL experiences. It will include thrilling activities that will inspire both you and your students to new levels!

Time: Tue 10:00 AM 07/12/2016

Learn More

×
13141516
1718

RAFT EduCamp: The Innovative Classroom (Pre-K to 2nd)

RAFT EduCamp: The Innovative Classroom (Pre-K to 2nd)

Are you a do-it-yourself-type person? Have you thought about inspiring others to be creative builders by designing a maker space? Come join us and learn to create an engaging space for younger students that inspires innovation and new learning! You will learn to evaluate your own space and determine the necessary components to design a developmentally appropriate maker space. Examples of activities you will do include selecting ideal materials, applying engineering concepts, building resilience, and more. This session is sure to bring out that "inner builder" for those working in any educational setting such as traditional classrooms, afterschool, summer camps, and more!

Special Event: Project Ember will be conducting a maker-oriented summer camp onsite at RAFT. You will see their work with students in action as part of this session!

Time: Mon 10:00 AM 07/18/2016

Learn More

×
192021

RAFT EduCamp: The Innovative Classroom (Grades 3 - 5)

RAFT EduCamp: The Innovative Classroom (Grades 3 - 5)

Do you work with children who like to do discover new things for themselves? Have you thought about inspiring them to be creative builders by designing a maker space? Maker education has become very popular because it inspires people to embrace the spirit of innovation and think differently about problem solving and creativity. Come and learn to create an engaging space for 3rd to 5th graders that inspires innovation and new learning! You will learn to evaluate your own space and transform it into a productive maker space. Examples of activities include selecting ideal materials for building, strategic placement of tools, facilitating effective brainstorms, applying engineering concepts, and more. This session is ideal for those working in several educational settings such as afterschool programs, summer camps, or traditional schools.

Special Event: Project Ember will be conducting a maker-oriented summer camp onsite at RAFT. You will see their work with students in action as part of this session!

Time: Thu 10:00 AM 07/21/2016

Learn More

×
22

RAFT EduCamp: The Innovative Classroom (Middle School)

RAFT EduCamp: The Innovative Classroom (Middle School)

Do you work with middle schoolers who like to discover new things for themselves? Maker education has become especially popular for middle school students because it inspires them to think differently about problem solving and creativity and helps them learn the benefits of being resilient during times of failure. Come and learn to create an engaging space that inspires innovation and new learning! You will learn to evaluate your own space and transform it into a productive maker space. Some examples of what you will do include selecting ideal materials for building, strategic placement of tools, facilitating effective brainstorms, applying engineering concepts, and much more. Whether you teach in a traditional classroom setting or in an afterschool or summer program, you will walk away from this session with useful ideas!

Special Event: Project Ember will be conducting a maker-oriented summer camp onsite at RAFT. You will see their work with students in action as part of this session!

Time: Fri 10:00 AM 07/22/2016

Learn More

×
23
2425

RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Pre-K to 2nd)

RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Pre-K to 2nd)

You have probably heard the phrase "thinking outside the box." It is an idea that allows for creative approaches to problems and helps develop new opportunities for exploration. Applying this idea to teaching and learning can be effective by literally going outside! This session focuses on activities that are easy to facilitate, safe, and appropriate for young children that are sure to provide a breath of fresh air and lots of fun! Examples of topics covered include creative design, scientific investigation, and team building skills. The session is ideal for facilitators in any educational setting such as scouting, afterschool programs, summer camps, or traditional teaching.

Special Event: Project Ember will be conducting a maker-oriented summer camp onsite at RAFT. You will see their work with students in action as part of this session!

Time: Mon 10:00 AM 07/25/2016

Learn More

×
2627

RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Grades 3 - 5)

RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Grades 3 - 5)

Children in grades 3 to 5 tend to think of creative approaches to problems and develop their own opportunities for exploration. They can truly "thinking outside the box!" The outdoors provide an excellent testing ground for exploring new ideas. This session focuses on activities that are easy to facilitate, safe, and appropriate for 3rd to 5th graders that are sure to provide a breath of fresh air and lots of fun! Examples of topics covered include creative design, scientific investigation, and team building skills. The session is ideal for facilitators in any educational setting such as scouting, afterschool programs, summer camps, or traditional teaching.

Special Event: Project Ember will be conducting a maker-oriented summer camp onsite at RAFT. You will see their work with students in action as part of this session!

Time: Wed 10:00 AM 07/27/2016

Learn More

×
2829

RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Middle School)

RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Middle School)

Middle school students are full of energy and have great ideas that can be explored in many creative ways. This session focuses on bringing learning and exploration outside. You will learn to conduct activities that are easy to facilitate and safe that are sure to provide a breath of fresh air and lots of fun! Examples of topics covered include creative design, scientific investigation, and team building skills. The session is ideal for facilitators in any educational setting such as scouting, afterschool programs, summer camps, or traditional teaching.

Special Event: Project Ember will be conducting a maker-oriented summer camp onsite at RAFT. You will see their work with students in action as part of this session!

Time: Fri 10:00 AM 07/29/2016

Learn More

×
30

RAFT EduCamp: Learn to build your own innovative, creative, out of box lessons.

RAFT EduCamp: Learn to build your own innovative, creative, out of box lessons.

School is starting soon! Are you ready? This session focuses on building curriculum units that will inspire your students to explore and experiment. Participants will learn how to use current curriculum as a foundation to building innovative new lessons for indoor and outdoor learning. We will practice using different techniques such as design thinking, design challenges, and project-based learning to deliver an innovative, creative and out of the box lesson plans.

Time: Sat 10:00 AM 07/30/2016

Learn More

×
31

Calendar Instructions:

  • Select a location tab
  • Locate an event on the calendar
  • Place the mouse over the event title and information about that event will pop up
  • Some events have a link to more information