Professional Learning Workshops available
Following are examples of Professional Development workshops
available. Workshops can be customized to meet district needs.
To learn more about these and other workshops click here to email Mrs. Geeky.
“Make”ing it Happen!
half day and full day workshop version available.
This interactive workshop provides an engaging overview of the Maker Movement. Learn how to create and incorporate a Makerspace in your classroom, library or other space. Through a combination of hands on activities, discussion and resources participants will develop a plan for their own unique Makerspace that integrates with their teaching environment.
Makey Makey *
*Mrs.Geeky LLC is a Certified Makey Makey Training Partner
full day workshop
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy workshop is a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We’ll explore how to teach circuits, conductivity and coding using Makey Makeys. Put your newly gained skills to the test and and design your own invention incorporating simple materials. Return back to the classroom with your new invention and a plethora of ideas for integration in your curriculum. Workshop INCLUDES a Makey Makey.
Click here to learn more about MaKey MaKey.
Meet Edison! The little but mighty robot!
full day workshop
Meet Edison the robot, a great addition to any classroom or Makerspace. This unassuming robot can do a lot, integrating well with lessons in coding, simple machines, robotics, and a resource for open ended inventions. Edison is designed to allow lego parts to be attached, which furthers its potential for inventions. Workshop includes an Edison Robot for your classroom. Option to purchase a classroom set of Edison Robots is available as well. Click here to learn more about Edison Robots.
The Buzz about Bee-Bots
half day workshop
Bee-bot is an engaging, humble, screen free tool and a perfect fit for teaching young learners the concepts of sequencing, algorithms, distance, direction, estimation, problem solving and cooperative learning. Heidi Williams in her book “No Fear Coding” confirms “Bee Bot is one of the best tools available” for young learners. During this highly interactive, hands on workshop attendees will learn all the features of the Bee-Bot and ways to incorporate into the curriculum. Workshop includes an option to include Bee-Bot(s) and Card Mats for the attendee or district, or you can bring your own.
Look for the STEM in your curriculum, not the curriculum for STEM. Grades K-4 &5-8
Full Day Workshop (can be customized for a longer more in depth district experience.)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math occur fluidly and naturally within all disciplines, not separately. This hands on workshop will help you find the STEM in your curriculum. We will spend time reviewing available resources for the classroom. We will apply Laura Kolb’s Triple E framework as we do lesson makeovers. Click here to my blog post on finding the STEM in your curriculum.