Description: Problem-solving and creative thinking are powerful skills that our students need to develop. Learn how to easily turn your classroom into a maker-space where students are invited to tinker, engineer, and explore. See projects that can fit into your curriculum in various subject areas, and discover tips and tricks for classroom management, timing structures, and finding low-cost supplies.
Instructor: Laura Gurley, the owner of The Teachers’ Lounge, has a degree in Elementary Education from St. Louis University. She is an experienced classroom teacher who has worked with children from early childhood through the upper grades. Laura is currently teaching third grade at Visitation Academy and has been a workshop instructor at The Teachers’ Lounge for the past eight years. She enjoys sharing new and practical ideas with our local educators. Laura specializes in getting teachers to “think outside the box” as she shows them how to transform basic teacher tools into spectacular student manipulatives. Her classes are filled with hands-on activities that teachers won’t forget.
Each participant will receive a $10 voucher to use at The Teachers' Lounge.
Grades: 3 - 8
PD (Profesional Development) Hours: 1.5