Professional Development - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Professional Development

Professional Development

The BADM School Programs Team plans award-winning NGSS-aligned lessons that engage and inspire students. During Professional Development workshops, you and other K-5 educators learn creative ways to bring science and engineering back to your students.

May 19, 2018

Think, Make, Try: Tools and Tech in K-5 Classrooms

The meaningful integration of tools and technology into K-5 science and engineering lessons is no longer an “add-on” or a “nice to have.” It is essential for preparing students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The School and Community Partnerships team at the Bay Area Discovery Museum will address this in Think, Make, Try: Tools and Tech in K-5 Classrooms.

In this professional development workshop, facilitators will encourage participants to think about how to define the “T” in STEM so that it is relevant to them and their learning spaces, particularly in consideration of the Next Generation Science Standards.

A hands-on exploration of low and high-tech tools will empower participants to make prototypes, connections, and plans of action that they can bring back to their classrooms in support of science and engineering teaching and learning.

Collaboration with other educators will prepare and inspire participants to try out the strategies they’ve identified for integrating critical tools and technologies into their lesson plans and classroom activities.

All attendees will leave the workshop equipped with the experience, vocabulary, resources, and community to help them confidently bring tools and technology back to their students.

When: May 19, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Where: BADM’s Fab Lab

Cost: $125 (Title I school staff are eligible for a reduced fee of $25)

Registration includes an optional follow-up consultancy call with workshop facilitators. Lunch will be provided.

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