Teachers Want to personalize your professional development?

WHY THE EDUCATORS' LAB?

At The Educators’ Lab, we believe in creating teacher-centered workshops that inspire teacher-driven solutions to educational challenges. Our workshops and programs serve to put YOU, the teacher, in charge of the decisions you want to make in your classroom and enable you to learn and grow professionally without any extra burdens. Using our structured frameworks, we personalize workshop content so that staff can address school specific challenges. Our goal is to help you create a school culture in which you feel you’ll best be able to address the needs of your students.

Innovation

TEACHERHACK

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!

Outcomes:

  • 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

  • Connect with like-minded educators
Teamlab

TEAMLAB

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.

Outcomes:

  • Discover process of innovation
  • Learn design techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate project outcomes
  • Develop a project/prototype that addresses the needs of your students or school
  • Build team relationships
Solving

INSERVICE HACK

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:

  • Staff can pick an educational design challenge within their school prior to the workshop that they would like to solve
  • Teams or sections can individually select a challenge they would like to work on throughout the day

 

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.

Outcomes:

  • Empower staff and other stakeholders to improve teaching and learning
  • Develop ideas catered to the needs of your students or school
  • Discover the hackathon process
  • Find solutions to educational challenges specific to your school or community
Bootcamp

INTRAPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP

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.

Outcomes:

  • Discover process of innovation
  • Learn design techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate project outcomes
  • Develop a project/prototype that addresses the needs of your students or school

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