Professional Development Events

  • Maker Studio: An Experience for Educators

  • Upcoming Dates: November 28 Unconventional Storytelling
    Openings for 10 - 20 individuals
    Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
    All who identify as an educator are welcome to meet once a month to learn how to teach through making. Register for individual dates or for the entire semester.

    Goals for Participants:
    • A social connection with other educators from different settings.
    • A connection with CMU makerspace and staff.
    • A richer understanding of what it means to be a maker and how this might be applied in the K-12 setting
    • A possibility of learning from other makers and sharing your ideas.
    This event is FREE and open to all educators.
    Click on the link below to register.

    Register



      • Edison Robotics Professional Development

      • Available at request to groups of 10-25 teachers.
        Approximately 2-3 hours

        Learn how to use Edison robotics in the classroom! This professional development is perfect for teachers looking to implement coding, robotics, and collaboration in their classroom. Training will include the basics of how this robot works, and introduction to the coding platform, time to learn and explore the Edison's coding capabilities, and information on the lessons and resources that are ready-made for the classroom. This PD also includes opportunities for free and discounted robots through Edison.

        For more information, or to schedule this professional development, please contact Ashley O'Neil or Amanda Cornwell at cese@cmich.edu



      • Makey-Makey Professional Development 

      • Available at request to groups of 10-25 teachers.
        Approximately 3 hours

        Interested in using Make-Makeys in the classroom? Work with us to schedule this professional development for your school! Learn the basics of how Makey-Makeys work, practice using them on popular platforms such as Scratch, and discover ways to include these in lessons about coding, circuitry, and more!

        For more information, or to schedule this professional development, please contact Ashley O'Neil or Amanda Cornwell at cese@cmich.edu



      • Design Thinking Professional Development

      • Available at request to groups of 10-25 teachers.
        Approximately 3-4 hours

        Learn about design thinking and how to use it with students. An introduction to design thinking, followed by participation in a design thinking challenge. Teachers will then unpack design thinking for classroom use and spend time developing opportunities to incorporate it in their own classroom.

        For more information, or to schedule this professional development, please contact Julie Cunningham at cunni2ja@cmich.edu

    Interested in sharing opportunities with you colleagues? 
    Direct them to this page or download and share Teacher Opportunities