Professional Development

The skills, resources and inspiration you need to bring maker learning to your classrooms!

KID Museum’s professional development courses combine technical skill-building with a project-based learning, providing educators with the skills, resources, and inspiration needed to successfully integrate maker education into everyday classrooms.

Maker learning, which incorporates STEM, art, and design with project-based, experiential education, promotes creative problem-solving and will build a sense of agency in your students as they take risks, work through failure, and pursue their passions.

See our current course offerings below, and contact elvin@kid-museum.org with questions, or for more information.

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Electronics and Coding: Arduino

Discover how to use an Arduino microcontroller to promote creative problem-solving, perseverance, and academic engagement. Learn the basics of inputs, outputs, and C++ coding, as well as how to breakdown lessons to make coding easy and accessible to students. Skills gained in this course correspond to academic standards (NGSS, ITEEA) at all grade levels. 

Curriculum Alignment

Grades 3-5:

Grades 6-8:

Grades 9-12:

Monday, March 5
4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Design and Engineering: Woodshop

Explore how students can communicate their ideas through design by building your own woodshop sculpture. Use drills, saws, and mitre boxes while discovering how to promote innovative thinking through design. Skills gained in this course correspond to academic standards (NGSS, ITEEA) at all grade levels. 

Curriculum Alignment

Grades K-2:

Grades 3-5:

Grades 6-8:

Grades 9-12:

Monday, April 9
4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Design Thinking

Learn to guide students through “design thinking” projects to inspire 21st century student-centered learning. During this course, we’ll experience the entire design thinking cycle — understanding a problem and building empathy, collaborating to generate ideas, prototyping a concept, and then validating the prototype — and learn how to facilitate this process for your students. Skills gained in this course correspond to academic standards (NGSS, ITEEA) at all grade levels. 

Curriculum Alignment

Grades K-2:

Grades 3-5:

Grade 6-8:

Grades 9-12:

Monday, May 7
4:00pm – 6:00pm

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