STEM Training and Makerspace Solutions for Schools and School Districts
TechTerra Education offers solutions for school and school district EdTech and Makerspace goals, providing the full scope of STEM and Makers Ed educational services drawing on our hands-on involvement with tools, teachers and kids.. The experience of the TechTerra Training team in implementing STEM, maker and project based learning in the K-12 environment, using educational technology tools and applications and our innovative TechTerra curriculum, offers tested options for success, including:
STEM and Makerspace design and create
Recommended toolbox and curriculum based on identified goals
Professional development with shoulder to shoulder coaching
Implementation of STEM lab and program with students
Ongoing training, curriculum and STEM toolbox updates
Choose from one of the following options, or talk to us about a custom solution that meets your needs.
Professional Development Training and Certification Workshops
Based on the TechTerra curriculum, this professional development training and certification workshop is designed to equip teachers and educators with innovative STEM and Making instructional strategies that engage and invest students in their own learning.
Key aspects of these learning practices involve the development of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
The TechTerra Training and Certification Workshop is designed to equip teachers and educators to:
Understand the value of digital learning, project-based learning, and maker education to our global future
Understand SAMR and TPACK supporting students in digital learning environments
Apply daily tools of digital learning and project-based learning for instruction
Access and implement digital and project-based learning and maker education resources for teaching and learning
Understand the need for personalized learning through innovation with digital tools
In addition, teachers and educators are equipped to determine the characteristics and apply the uses of instructional technologies, including:
Project-based and Problem-basedSTEM learning strategies
Coding for instructional purposes
3D Printing and Modeling
Virtual and Augmented Reality for instruction
We offer professional development workshops for individual schools and school districts, as well as workshops with open registration. See Upcoming Professional Development Workshops below for upcoming open workshops.
STEM and Makerspace Training and Implementation Models for Schools and School Districts
TechTerra Education offers a suite of planning, training and implementation models, designed to meet schools where they are and partner with them as they move forward in STEM and Making education. Components of the various models may include:
Assessment, planning and goal setting at the school or district level
Sourcing and set up of school makerspaces
Training and certification of teachers and educators
Curriculum and lesson plan development
And, a note for teachers: TechTerra Training wants to make sure teachers know about DonorsChoose, a way to request resources and materials for professional development. We encourage teachers to take a look to see how DonorsChoose can help them find the funding they need to participate in TechTerra Training's PD.
A Customized Solution to Meet Your STEM and Makerspace Goals
In addition to our suite of menu options, TechTerra Education also offers custom solutions for schools and school districts seeking to realize education technology and makerspace goals in the K-12 environment. Together we can develop a plan for customized solutions to fit your students' needs and your district's resources.
Contact TechTerra Education
For more information about TechTerra Education solutions and training for educators, schools and school districts, click on our link below,
We contacted Susan with a professional development idea for our area teachers. She was extremely flexible as we explained our needs, available facilities, and technology. The best characteristic about Susan is her ability to juxtapose the innovative content with the needs of the participants. Susan understands the importance of teachers being able to confidently implement these new concepts in the classroom - without her present. She allowed participants to voice their needs and then addressed them to ensure effective professional development. She must be doing something right, participants have expressed interest in a return visit for the next level of Camp TechTerra. We are looking forward to another exciting adventure!
Shelli Sharber, Ph.D and Mark Jones, Ph.D Department of Education East Central University I highly recommend for teachers, teacher assistants and administrators enroll in one of Susan Well's hands-on technology workshops. Susan is very skillful at differentiating her active engagement sessions for the individuals in her sessions. I recently participated in a 1.5 day workshop where she introduced not only rich background knowledge regarding 21st century skills and pedagogy, but also allowed those present to participate actively in the use of various apps, creation of products and interaction with various robotics and coding activities. I left the training feeling that I gained many updates, enriched my knowledge and developed further some of my novice skills. The sessions serve to whet the curious appetite for a deeper dive with technology for the classroom. Excellent level -!: combinations of engagement and theories!
Rebecca Smith, Ed. D. Renaissance Learning Solutions Specialist Adjunct Professor - on line learning platforms
The most forward thinking educator I've had the privilege to work with in 15 years of public education!" Susan Wells has been leading by example for more than a decade in the field of educational technology. Starting with handheld computer devices, advancing to coding, and finally merging the digital world with the physical, Susan Wells truly understands what our students need to know and how to get them there in a fun and engaging manner. Wells teaches not only the technology, but also the understanding and ethics needed to excel in the digital age. She is a true pioneer in educational technology!
Susan and her team at TechTerra Education are outstanding educators and teacher trainers. We worked with TechTerra over the course of several months and took away valuable and actionable ideas. We've since implemented these ideas into our pre-k and kindergarten curriculums. Our biggest challenge in integrating edtech tools and making as a preschool & kindergarten is that many educational tools and readily-available resources are geared towards older children. But Susan was able to tailor her training sessions to focus on our age group specifically. We not only learned how to use several innovative educational tools in the market, we learned exactly how to integrate them in our early childhood classrooms. We would love to work with Susan and TechTerra again in the future.