A PD (Play Date) for SF Archdiocese Teachers

Today teachers from 40 schools gathered at St. Gabriel in San Francisco to enjoy a day of picking up both low-tech and high tech STEAMy tools, using them to build prototype projects that they can duplicate in their own classroom. Design Thinking was a lens for some of the sessions. Thanks to generous support of the San Francisco Archdiocese, schools were able to take home classroom kits of materials to duplicate the projects they prototyped in the morning sessions. This Play Date had a unique structure that paired technology teachers learning along side of classroom teachers!he light and motion machines were built from scratch, not part of kits. We talked a lot about the idea of assembly vs. making. 

 Teachers worked in pairs to use new tools to build unique light and motion machines.

Teachers worked in pairs to use new tools to build unique light and motion machines.