IN-PERSON PD

A HANDS-ON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT

BitSpace’s in-person professional development courses offer unparalleled hands-on learning and meets you wherever you are on your journey. You will leave our workshops confident in your ability to bring the best of design thinking and making into your own classrooms without delay. Educators who complete all the below courses will have the skills, techniques and inspiration needed to go well beyond the paper prototype stage.  They will be ready to lead open shop hours, run their own maker summer camps and integrate making into all aspects of their curriculum.

The BitSpace Approach to Design Thinking

Price$175
Workshop Duration90 minutes
Workshop DatesWednesday, March 11, 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday, April 14, 4:30-6:00pm
DescriptionUncover a new approach to design thinking and learn practical ways to incorporate it into the classroom.
Leave with takeaways that you can implement into your classroom immediately, including short, skill-building activities and a graphic organizer that can be applied to passion projects, genius hour work and other in-class activities.

Inquiry-Based Making: How to Integrate Making into Your Curriculum

Price$175
Workshop Duration90 minutes
Workshop DatesWednesday, March 18, 4:30-6:00pm
Wednesday, May 6, 4:30-6:00pm
DescriptionLearn about inquiry-based making and work through the creation of an inquiry-based making facilitation plan.
Discuss ways to assess this type of learning and generate a list of ideas for implementation.

Design and Make: Woodworking

Price$175
Workshop Duration3 hours
Workshop DatesSaturday, March 21, 1:00-4:00pm
Friday, May 15, 1:00-4:00pm
DescriptionLearn specific woodworking tools and techniques.
Apply design thinking to the creation of an object using those skills.
Generate ideas and plans around how to implement this learning in the classroom.

Design and Make: Electronics

Price$175
Workshop Duration3 hours
Workshop DatesSaturday, March 28, 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, May 20, 4:30-7:30pm
DescriptionLearn about circuits and basic programmable electronics.
Apply design thinking to the creation of an object using those skills.
Generate ideas and plans around how to implement this learning in the classroom.

Design and Make: 2D Vector Graphics Software and Laser Cutting

Price$175
Workshop Duration3 hours
Workshop DatesFriday, May 1, 1:00-4:00pm
Friday, May 29, 1:00-4:00pm
DescriptionLearn how to design using vector graphics software and create objects using a laser cutter or vinyl cutter.
Apply design thinking to the creation of an object using those skills.
Generate ideas and plans around how to implement this learning in the classroom.

Upcoming Dates

DateTimeCourse Offered
Wednesday, March 11th 4:30-6:00pm Design Thinking
Wednesday, March 18th4:30-6:00pmInquiry-Based Making
Saturday, March 21st1:00-4:00pmWoodworking
Saturday, March 28th9:00am-12:00pmElectronics
Tuesday, April 14th4:30-6:00pmDesign Thinking
Friday, May 1st1:00-4:00pm2D Laser Cutting
Wednesday, May 6th4:30-6:00pmInquiry-Based Making
Friday, May 15th1:00-4:00pmWoodworking
Wednesday, May 20th4:30-7:30pmElectronics
Friday, May 29th1:00-4:00pm2D Laser Cutting