Friends Lower School Teachers participated in a week of June Professional Development Workshops again this year. In Making and Tinkering, teachers explored KIBO robots, paper circuits, and Makey Makey, which turns ordinary objects into input devices for Scratch programming. On the Stop-Motion animation day with artists from The Good School, teachers refined their animation techniques and also spent time brainstorming about grade-wide and interdivisional projects. These workshops also gave teachers a chance to give each other practical tips for tech in their classrooms, hone their Google Apps skills, and think creatively about this year’s new 8-day-schedule.
How lucky the Friends community is that teachers have this opportunity to experiment, create, and share, all in a setting that is invigorating and relaxing at the same time!