STEAM Community Workshops

A Community for All Educators

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! 

Check out all of WhyMaker Workshop which can be offered virtually. 

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.

At WhyMaker, our goal is to make the Teaching STEM Now workshops accessible to everyone. That’s why we want to help wherever we can! If you would like to attend a workshop but are finding yourself in a difficult situation financially please send us an email at and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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.  

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April 7th -  Transforming your Teaching with Project Based Learning

This week we are bringing STEM teacher and project based learning coach Alexa Lepp. Alexa uses project based learning to infuse her teaching and motivate students with authentic learning opportunities. She, like many of us, understands that the methods used in the past are not effectively reaching our students at this time. By focusing on PBL teachers are able to empower their students by creating more opportunities for student agency.

In this workshop we dive deep into bringing your project ideas to life!

We will discuss:
How rethink your curriculum to incorporate PBL
Why this PBL skyrockets student engagement
What digital tools can support you and your students PBL experience
How to find authentic experiences that students are going through so they can relate to what’s happening around them.

During the workshop Alexa will lead us through one of her more recent projects that she implemented in the classroom. Not only will we walk through this project together, we will collaborate on how best to tackle any barriers that you may face implementing PBL in your classroom.

Audience: This meet-up is for everyone - Teachers, Librarians, and Administration and anyone who wants to dive deeper into ways that 3D printing can be used with Design Thinking.

Come hear from experienced educators, who have been incorporating 3D printing with a focus on Design Thinking into their classes. Learn how they bring a lesson/project idea to fruition.

This panel discussion will allow you to ask questions that will take your Design Thinking curriculum to the next level.

This meet-up will answer questions like:
What are some projects you have done with your students?
What are the most important skills students learn?
How do you keep students organized when working with both systems and Design thinking?
What are some Design Thinking projects you have done your students? Remotely?
Tips and Tricks for planning, assessing, managing, Design Thinking projects
Q&A for your questions and concerns you may have as you delve into or build upon your Design Thinking curriculum

April 21st - Harnessing the Power of 3D Printing and Design Thinking