Professional Development

Professional Development for Educators

Our Creative Education Team designs and facilitates dynamic workshops for educators. These workshops focus on the creative and environmental benefits of reuse, and can be tailored to fit your group’s needs.

To request a Professional Development workshop, please fill out our program request form.

Early Education

Reclaimed materials provide so many opportunities for play and early childhood development. This interactive workshop introduces the theory of loose parts and provides hands-on examples of how open-ended materials can be used to support early childhood learning objectives.

Maker Education

We believe reclaimed materials are great for inspiring innovation and problem-solving, precisely because they take some creativity just to figure how to use them. Our Maker-focused workshops provide tips on maximizing reclaimed materials in your classroom or makerspace.

Arts Education

Bolster your art instruction with the environmental and artistic benefits of reclaimed materials. In this workshop we discuss historical and contemporary examples of artists reusing, and share how to encourage spontaneity and material exploration of beautiful reclaimed materials. 

Educator Empowerment Program

Looking for a summer workshop series and site visits to support the implementation of sustainability-focused lessons with your students? Learn more about our Educator Empowerment Program!

This special professional development opportunity is funded by the Grable Foundation. 

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