At The Educators’ Lab, we believe in creating workshops and programs that inspire teacher-driven solutions to educational challenges. We believe all teachers are changemakers and our goal is to use the professional learning space to enable YOU, the teacher, to turn your ideas into reality.
You all have great ideas on how to improve teaching and learning for your students. Why not devote a PD day towards turning your ideas into reality?
TeacherHack is a one day program that turns professional development days into hands-on, productive opportunities for teachers to carry-out their ideas while learning about the process of innovation. Using our innovation canvas, you will develop a small-scale project specifically catered to the needs of your students and/or classroom. We provide the coaching and a structured framework, you get a professional development that better serves you!
Develop basic design and entrepreneurial principles
Experience a problem solving format you can use with colleagues and/or students
Create something useful for your students and/or school
Strengthen growth mindset and team relationships
Certificate of Completion for 7 professional development hours
Does your team need more time to develop interdisciplinary programs or projects?
This program is designed for teams or sections who would like to work together to improve the quality of teaching of learning within their department.
The program consists of three-five workshops held over a four-month period. The first workshop enables the team to aptly define their challenge and to work together on a solution to that problem (e.g. How might we make learning more interactive?). Team members develop a prototype or project to address their challenge and a plan of action so that they can implement their idea into their classrooms or school.
The second, third, and fourth workshops (varies based on need) will enable team members to continue to develop their project or prototype. They will be given tools to assess the impact of their work and to improve the prototype so that they can achieve their intended results. If they find their idea isn’t working, they can use this space to develop an alternative solution.
The final workshop provides teachers with a space to access the impact of their end prototype, to make any further adjustments, and to ensure the sustainability of the project. The facilitator will act as a coach to each team throughout the duration of the project and beyond to ensure that teachers have support for their project throughout its implementation.
The Inservice Hack is a one day workshop that enables staff, administrators, and other actors to come together to tackle an educational challenge within their school. Utilizing components of design thinking, we help groups to work together to develop a solution to their challenge and create a prototype that will enable them to enact changes within their school.
The Inservice Hack can be run in two ways:
The Inservice Hack is a practical team-building exercise that simultaneously enables staff to improve teaching and learning. Through collaboration and design, this workshop empowers teachers, administrators, and other staff members to develop solutions to their toughest educational challenges.
An intrapreneur is someone who acts as a change agent within an organization. You might not have heard of the term before, but as you know, many educators are already working to improve teaching and learning. Through the Intrapreneurship Bootcamp we provide visionary educators with the extra support they need to materialize their ideas.
The Intrapreneurship Bootcamp is a three day workshop, hosted in collaboration with the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship. During this time, teachers will define their ideas, figure out assumptions, and develop solutions to address their needs. With the support and tools provided at the workshop, teachers will be able to implement their projects, test out their solutions, and continue to redefine their project so that they can make the desired impact.