Hottest Place for Teachers Right Now
Join the best teacher community around. Every week teachers just like you come together to share strategies, ideas, project plans and problem solve together. We connect with other, have authentic conversation and support each other through these difficult changes. Each week is a reminder you are not alone and you can do this! You found the WhyMaker family, we are here for each other.
Here is what we know about learning these days: Kids are empowered, engaged when they actively involved in doing. Doing hands-on projects with students IS the best way to engage them in their learning. And doing hands-on projects are possible NOW!
All teachers will receive CTLE credits for completing a workshop with WhyMaker.
The instructor was amazing. She was full of energy and extremely informative. I am so glad I participated. I learned a lot of usefully resources to uses with my students and families. I cannot wait to look into the resources that were provided.
- Katheryn S.
Very informative. She used great real life examples of how to use the resources.
- Erin F.
Thanks so much! I think this was one of my favorite PDs so far!I l loved all the resources you suggested!
- Melanie E.
Hands-on learning in education has never been more important. Kids are showing up to remote learning sessions that are hands-on and engaging at significantly higher rates (85% - 100%) than traditional classes.
Whatever your teaching environment is this year, join us for coaching like, peer group conversation that focus on building connections and student agency. We will work together to empower each other and engage our learners.
The purpose of each session is to equip you with real teaching strategies and lesson ideas that you can implement right away with your classes. You will receive teaching guides, project ideas, coupon codes, best new practices, great tools for remote learning and lots of new teacher friends!
Yes, Professional Development but MUCH better, MORE fun, WORTHY of your time and with A LOT of practical advice.
These Professional Learning Experiences for ALL Educators will help you learn to feel confident to teach hands-on learning in remote, hybrid or any learning situation.
Audience: This meet-up is for everyone - Teachers, Librarians, and Administration and anyone who wants to dive deeper into the impact of makerspaces and maker education movement.
Join us and JD Pritle as we delve into what it means to have a makerspace; going beyond the set-up. When schools create spaces with intention such as makerspaces, how do they ensure that the space will meet the need it was created for? How are the spaces shifting the culture and thinking in the school? How do schools allow the time and space for students and teachers to utilize the new space to maximize learning possibilities and impact?
JD Pirtle is an amazing educator, artist, and designer, who focuses on how to create learning opportunities and enviroments that will have the greatest impact on our students.
Audience: This meet-up is for everyone who is interested in any aspect of PBL - Teachers, Librarians, and Administration
Joining us for this workshop is Kristina Waner. Kristina is an experienced teacher, who uses PBL to connect with students where they are. Her success is directly connected to her ability to build both foundational skills and understand her students' affinities. By creating opportunities for student agency she is able to reach those students that may not be engaged in other classes. As educators we are constantly trying to figure out how to scaffold, build, and most of all connect with our students to extend their thinking and build their agency. Kristina will share with us her strategies and other insights into rolling out successful PBL experience for her students.
The focus of this meet-up will be:
What does getting started look and feel like from the teacher’s perspective?
Tips and Tricks for planning, assessing, managing, PBL andDesign Thinking projects
Q&A for your questions and concerns you may have as you delve into or build upon your teaching