STEM Professional Development

STEM Professional Development

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
– Harvey Firestone

STEM Professional Development

STEM Professional Development

Genesis Learning helps schools empower their teachers through a range of STEM professional development for teachers. Our workshops combine introduction to cutting edge technical tools with practical tips and strategies that can be put to use on Monday morning.

We will travel to your school with enough materials and supplies to create a “mobile makerspace” in your school. Teachers will learn by doing as they explore cutting edge technologies first-hand.

We also provide STEM-based workshops and retreats for Administrative Teams, Senior Leadership and Boards of Education. Create a shared vision for STEM among your senior leadership with a hands on workshop! 

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
– Harvey Firestone

STEM Professional Development

STEM Professional Development

Genesis Learning helps schools empower their teachers through a range of STEM professional development for teachers. Our workshops combine introduction to cutting edge technical tools with practical tips and strategies that can be put to use on Monday morning.

We will travel to your school with enough materials and supplies to create a “mobile makerspace” in your school. Teachers will learn by doing as they explore cutting edge technologies first-hand.

We also provide STEM-based workshops and retreats for Administrative Teams, Senior Leadership and Boards of Education. Create a shared vision for STEM among your senior leadership with a hands on workshop!

Makerspace Workshops for Teachers

Have you heard about makerspaces in schools, but you aren’t sure where to get started? Perhaps some teacher leaders are enthusiastic about bringing technologies like 3D printing and digital fabrication to your school. Maybe you want to give your students an opportunity to experience deep learning through building things. Whatever the case may be, we can help. In our workshops, we don’t just talk about the value of student-centric learning and making. We actually build stuff. We will bring the materials, all you need to supply is the teachers. Together, we will roll up our sleeves and put our creativity to work. Makerspace workshops for teachers can include topics that range from sophisticated robotics and electronics down to simple design and prototyping challenges using cardboard. You will be amazed at what you can do with some imagination and hot glue.

Recent workshop topics include:

  • 3D printing
  • Design Thinking
  • Paper Circuits
  • Squishy Circuits
  • Makey Makey Inventions
  • Electronics Inventions With Little Bits
  • Robotics
  • Arduino Programming

Technology Workshops for Teachers

Of course we also provide standard workshops on any technology topic to help your teachers or staff to keep their skills current. Our technology workshops for teachers cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Google Apps for Education
  • Google Classroom
  • Using iPads in the classroom
  • Flipped Classroom Instruction

3D Printing Workshops

Recent advances in 3D printing technology have brought sophisticated design and prototyping tools into the classroom. For less than $3000, schools can now give their students the ability to bring an idea through a design and prototyping process that results in a real product. Genesis learning can provide custom designed 3D printing workshops that not only train teachers in the use of 3D printing equipment and software, but also help them to integrate these tools into existing curriculum.

Project Based Learning Professional Development

STEM education and school makerspaces are natural fits with high-quality project  based learning. Our team can provide an in-depth workshop experience for schools that want project based learning professional development. We will provide hands-on experience designing all aspects of the PBL process including

  • Designing great launch events that engage students
  • Helping students to define successful outcomes
  • Coaching on how to give effective feedback and assessment
  • Ways to make project outcomes public

We put STEM and makerspace topics into a context of effective PBL in a way that makes learning relevant and authentic.

 

Our Approach

Our Approach

We embrace a proven Project-Based Learning approach that fosters each student’s ownership of her learning and the development of powerful learning strategies and habits.

Our PD workshops help teachers explore new technologies in the context of that PBL approach. Teachers learn:

  • How to launch a project
  • How to assess student progress
  • How to capture artifacts of mastery and understanding
  • How to foster student reflection

 

We Provide

We can customize a PD workshop to your school’s unique needs. Recent workshop topics include:

  • Paper Circuits and Squishy Circuits
  • 3D Design and Printing
  • Coding & Game Design
  • Robotics
  • Little Bits
  • Makey Makey
  • WeDo
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Hummingbird

Call or eMail for more details and pricing.

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