Join our K-12 Fab Labs & Makerspaces Google Group to connect with a large group of like-minded educators and discuss everything related to making in K-12 education!
Maker educators in the SF Bay Area may also be interested in joining a monthly meetup group (Maker Educator Meetups aka MEMs). There are currently three meetups in our vicinity: Bay Area MEM (meetings in San Francisco), East Bay MEM, North Bay MEM. To receive announcements on upcoming meetings, please request to join the appropriate Google+ Community.
We love to share our passion for making with educators at Castilleja and beyond through our professional development offerings.
Dates for the 2016-2017 school year are below:
Designing Making Experiences
(with Lighthouse Community Charter School)
Jul 31-Aug 1, 2017 @ Lighthouse
Sep 21-22, 2017 @ Lighthouse (cancelled)
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017 @ Lighthouse
The Bourn Idea Lab and Lighthouse Creativity Lab are working together to offer two-day intensive professional development workshops for educators eager to integrate making into their own practice. Spend two days planning a K-12 making project or unit of your choice and leave with a project example made by you. While being immersed in a making environment, you will design, develop, test, and troubleshoot the making curriculum or project of your choice with the support of staff from the two labs. Note: This workshop can be taken for credit as part of Sonoma State University's Maker Certificate program.
More details and registration information can be found here.
Design Do Discover 2018
(with Marymount School of New York)
June 2018 @ Castilleja (dates to be announced)
We partner with Marymount School of New York to offer an annual summer institute for educators who are passionate about hands-on learning and interested in the practical implementation of these experiences in the classroom. In particular, the focus is on integrating making projects into the daily life of a K-12 school.
Read more about Design Do Discover 2016 in Palo Alto & Design Do Discover 2015 in NYC - thanks to D3 coach Lindsey Own for writing about all the projects!
Registration for Design Do Discover 2018 will open in early spring!