RAFT's workshop program is designed to enrich educational programs by facilitating the practice of hands-on teaching across the curriculum.

RAFT's material-based, hands-on workshops are unique in that each workshop attendee receives RAFT materials to support implementation of the activities shared in the class.

View workshops in our Event Calendar or Printable Schedule.

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

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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!

INSTRUCTORS: Michael Pollock taught hands-on science to both mainstream and special needs elementary students for 25 years. He currently works at RAFT helping to produce educational kits.

Jeanne Lazzarini is RAFT’s Mathematics Master Teacher/Activity Developer/Mentor specializing in Mathematics Education with a lifetime Single Subject CA Teaching Credential in Mathematics (K - adult). Her educational background includes a B.S. in Mathematics with honors from Santa Clara University; Masters in Teaching Mathematics graduate program at UC Davis; and post-graduate studies in Computer Science from Santa Clara University. She taught adult satellite tracking classes for the Dept. of Defense (7 years); GATE Math classes for San Jose Unified (1 year); First Grade (2 years); Jr. High Math (8 years); and Bellarmine High Geometry in summer school (3 years).

Shalek Chappill has worked with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She works full-time at RAFT as a Master teacher, activity developer helping new and experienced educators incorporate RAFT activities into their curricula. Shalek holds an M.S., credential in Early Education and is in her Doctoral program.

Eric Welker is a science and math teacher with over 12 years of classroom experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis on science education. Eric is very knowledgeable and passionate about different theories pertaining to learning, applications of teacher leadership skills, and strategies for culturally-proficient instruction. He works full-time in the Education Department at RAFT as a master teacher, mentor, researcher, curriculum developer, and project manager. Eric conducts training for teachers on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, NGSS, curriculum planning, and classroom management.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Interested educators of grade levels Pre-K to 2

COST: $45 for members; $70 Value Bundle (workshop + annual membership)

SEATS AVAILABLE: 46

LOCATION: RAFT San Jose

DATE & TIME: Monday, July 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Monday, July 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Grades 3 - 5):

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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!

INSTRUCTORS: Michael Pollock taught hands-on science to both mainstream and special needs elementary students for 25 years. He currently works at RAFT helping to produce educational kits.

Jeanne Lazzarini is RAFT’s Mathematics Master Teacher/Activity Developer/Mentor specializing in Mathematics Education with a lifetime Single Subject CA Teaching Credential in Mathematics (K - adult). Her educational background includes a B.S. in Mathematics with honors from Santa Clara University; Masters in Teaching Mathematics graduate program at UC Davis; and post-graduate studies in Computer Science from Santa Clara University. She taught adult satellite tracking classes for the Dept. of Defense (7 years); GATE Math classes for San Jose Unified (1 year); First Grade (2 years); Jr. High Math (8 years); and Bellarmine High Geometry in summer school (3 years).

Shalek Chappill has worked with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She works full-time at RAFT as a Master teacher, activity developer helping new and experienced educators incorporate RAFT activities into their curricula. Shalek holds an M.S., credential in Early Education and is in her Doctoral program.

Eric Welker is a science and math teacher with over 12 years of classroom experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis on science education. Eric is very knowledgeable and passionate about different theories pertaining to learning, applications of teacher leadership skills, and strategies for culturally-proficient instruction. He works full-time in the Education Department at RAFT as a master teacher, mentor, researcher, curriculum developer, and project manager. Eric conducts training for teachers on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, NGSS, curriculum planning, and classroom management.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Interested educators of grade levels 3 to 5

COST: $45 for members; $70 Value Bundle (workshop + annual membership)

SEATS AVAILABLE: 54

LOCATION: RAFT San Jose

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 RAFT EduCamp: The Outdoor Classroom (Middle School):

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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!

INSTRUCTORS: Michael Pollock taught hands-on science to both mainstream and special needs elementary students for 25 years. He currently works at RAFT helping to produce educational kits.

Jeanne Lazzarini is RAFT’s Mathematics Master Teacher/Activity Developer/Mentor specializing in Mathematics Education with a lifetime Single Subject CA Teaching Credential in Mathematics (K - adult). Her educational background includes a B.S. in Mathematics with honors from Santa Clara University; Masters in Teaching Mathematics graduate program at UC Davis; and post-graduate studies in Computer Science from Santa Clara University. She taught adult satellite tracking classes for the Dept. of Defense (7 years); GATE Math classes for San Jose Unified (1 year); First Grade (2 years); Jr. High Math (8 years); and Bellarmine High Geometry in summer school (3 years).

Shalek Chappill has worked with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She works full-time at RAFT as a Master teacher, activity developer helping new and experienced educators incorporate RAFT activities into their curricula. Shalek holds an M.S., credential in Early Education and is in her Doctoral program.

Eric Welker is a science and math teacher with over 12 years of classroom experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis on science education. Eric is very knowledgeable and passionate about different theories pertaining to learning, applications of teacher leadership skills, and strategies for culturally-proficient instruction. He works full-time in the Education Department at RAFT as a master teacher, mentor, researcher, curriculum developer, and project manager. Eric conducts training for teachers on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, NGSS, curriculum planning, and classroom management.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Interested educators of grade levels 6 to 8

COST: $45 for members; $70 Value Bundle (workshop + annual membership)

SEATS AVAILABLE: 55

LOCATION: RAFT San Jose

DATE & TIME: Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 RAFT EduCamp: Learn to build your own innovative, creative, out of box lessons. :

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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.

INSTRUCTOR: Shalek Chappill has worked with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She works full-time at RAFT as a Master teacher, activity developer helping new and experienced educators incorporate RAFT activities into their curricula. Shalek holds an M.S., credential in Early Education and is in her Doctoral program.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Interested educators of grade levels Pre-K to 8

COST: $45 for members; $70 value bundle (workshop + annual membership)

SEATS AVAILABLE: 30

LOCATION: RAFT San Jose

DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Fees are listed after each class description, all materials included. Non-members who meet our membership guidelines can participate for a slightly higher fee. Classes fill up fast, so participants are encouraged to register and pay in advance, or provide a deposit. Fees are nontransferable, and refunds are only granted if you cancel at least one week prior to class. All refunds are paid in RAFT dollars. If you fail to attend class or cancel after the one-week deadline, you will not be given a refund. Deposits are returned when the class is completed, or if you cancel one or more weeks in advance.

You can register online or by phone at (408) 213-7216. To cancel your enrollment in a class - email or call 408-213-7216.

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Enrollment Policy

Waitlist Policy

Due to the popularity of RAFT workshops, we do maintain waitlists. There is no charge to be placed on a waitlist, and there is no obligation to attend the class should a spot become available. Should a spot open up in a class, RAFT will contact waitlist registrants in order of registration to offer the opportunity to enroll at that point. RAFT requests that waitlist registrants do not make plans to attend a class unless they have been contacted; seats are only made available if we have received a cancellation from a registered participant.

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Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All RAFT workshops offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from San Jose State University.

Participants can purchase one CEU from SJSU for every 10 hours of RAFT workshop instruction completed within a semester.

The cost is $60 for each CEU.

Simply request a SJSU registration form from your instructor at RAFT and submit to SJSU both the form and your check payable to SJSU. RAFT submits a roster of names each semester to SJSU of participants taking 10 or more hours of classes. Partial units are not available; hours from previous terms are not applicable.

For more information, please contact RAFT at (408)213-7216 or .

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Fees and Cancellations

Fees are listed after each class description, all materials included.

Non-members who meet our membership guidelines can participate for a slightly higher fee.

Classes fill up fast, so participants must register and pay in advance to be added to the class. Fees are nontransferable, and refunds are only granted if you cancel at least one week prior to class. All refunds are paid with a RAFT Gift Card. If you fail to attend class or cancel after the one-week deadline, you will not be given a refund. Deposits are returned when the class is completed, or if you cancel one or more weeks in advance.

You can register online or by phone at (408)213-7216.

To cancel your enrollment in a class - email or call (408)213-7216.

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Class Locations

RAFT workshops are currently held at one of the following locations. Please verify the location of your class(es) when registering.

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