External Training

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Local (San Francisco Bay Area)

Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE): SF/East Bay, Marin, and Solano Counties

Maker Education Initiative: Oakland

Exploratorium: San Francisco, online, and locations worldwide

  • Teacher Institute
    • Summer Institute is the foundational program that helps teachers develop their skills as facilitators of inquiry-rich, authentic student learning experiences
    • Teacher Induction Program supports novice science teachers during the critical first two years in the profession.
    • Teacher Leadership Program trains the most experienced science teachers to serve as mentors and coaches for novice teachers.
  • Institute for Inquiry
    • Workshops for professional development creators
    • Facilitator Guides for those who can’t attend the workshops for professional developers, but wish to offer these PDs to their sites.
  • Tinkering Studio
    • The Tinkering Studio offers tinkering workshops at locations all over the world, and regularly in San Francisco.  Dates and locations are posted on their blog.
    • You can sign up for the Tinkering Fundamentals workshop through Coursera.

Castilleja School and Marymount School of New York: Palo Alto, CA and New York, NY.

  • In addition to co-facilitating our Designing Making Experiences workshop, Angie Chau from the Castilleja School in Palo Alto offers a summer intensive workshop for educators called Design Do Discover.  The workshop alternates between Palo Alto and New York each year. Check back soon for the 2018 workshop info!

Sonoma State Maker Educator Certificate: Sonoma and Alameda Counties, online.

  • Sonoma State offers a 5 CEU Maker Educator certificate. Classes can be taken online or in person; workshop locations include Oakland, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol.

Outside the San Francisco Bay Area

The K-12 Fab Labs Google+ group has a calendar of nationwide PD opportunities that is updated regularly.

Project Zero: Boston, MA, and around the world, also online

Makeshop: Pittsburg, PA.

Constructing Modern Knowledge: Manchester, NH.