Professional Development

Enliven your job of learning and teaching, and build new skills to use in your classroom.

Get Creative Ideas to Implement in Your Classroom!

Get fresh ideas for teaching strategies and activities! Explora’s two-hour workshops immerse participants in thought-provoking science-rich experiences that equip educators with resources and ideas. These workshops embrace an inquiry approach to learning, involve participants in fun, active exploration of physical materials, and foster 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, cooperative learning, creativity, communication, and innovation. Workshops also can be customized to meet your staff’s needs.

Professional Development

Making & Tinkering as a Way of Knowing

An engaging workshop, great for educators and staff at libraries, schools, and out-of-school time programs. Gain skills and experience in integrating engineering with art and design through the practice of making.

Super Slimy Science

Are children constantly asking to make slime? Put their desire for gooey play to good use by helping them set up a slime lab! In this hands-on workshop, we will practice experimental design, inquiry-based learning, and data recording. We will also go over the basic polymer chemistry behind slime making, the simple ingredients needed to make a slime lab, and how to use the math of measurements and ratios along the way.

Rocks Rock!

How do you capture that natural curiosity about rocks and turn it into a deeper experience of discovery? We’ll use microscopes and magnifying loupes to examine a variety of rocks. Discover the main types of rocks, model the rock cycle, and perform a series of tests to unearth a mystery mineral. Create your own rock prints and examine crystals.

Reservations Office: 505-224-8341
Email: reservations@explora.us
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323

Making & Tinkering as a Way of Knowing

Friday, March 29 from 1-4 pm

An engaging workshop, great for educators and staff at libraries, schools, and out-of-school time programs. Gain skills and experience in integrating engineering with art and design through the practice of making in this free workshop.

Makey Makey® Workshop!

makeyLearn to use and program your own Makey Makey® device in this fun and engaging 5-hour workshop for K-12 educators and after-school professionals who teach STEM subjects! Even beginners can quickly gain confidence to animate all kinds of objects and do amazing projects with this device that integrates everyday items with coding and circuit building. For details, call 505-224-8341.

Learn more about Makey Makey®
 www.makeymakey.com

Book a workshop for up to 25 participants and a date and time of your choosing! Choose from two workshop pricing options:

  • $400 – includes 5 Makey Makey® devices for your school (retail value $249.75)
  • $600 – includes 10 Makey Makey® devices for your school (retail value$499.50)

Participants will need to bring their own laptops (must have USB port), their charging cable, and their own sack lunch.

Registration/Information:

Reservations Office: 505-224-8341
Email: reservations@explora.us
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323.

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free. Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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