Our Teaching Artists and Maker Facilitators work with students PreK-12 to facilitate student-driven projects created from household recycled materials and treasures from reDiscover's Creative Reuse Warehouse. This is no sit-and-watch class, students will spend most of their time actively creating!
One off workshops, field trips, short residencies, and and semester-long programs are available. Themes for these series can include houses, costumes, cities, inventions, general open maker sessions, and custom projects related to their current curriculum. Cardboard, upcycled materials crafting, and woodworking options.
At your school, at conferences, at reDiscover Center, and online, reDiscover's PD workshops are hands-on, fun, memorable, and full of skills and techniques you can use immediately.
reDiscover professional development workshops come in modules that can be taken individually or as an arc to create a full. day training or multi-week series. Typically 60-120 minutes, each module goes deep into one aspect of maker education. These modules provide a mix of hands-on activities, presentations, and educator discussions to customize the module’s concepts to each school’s needs. Getting hands-on simultaneously demonstrates classroom-ready activities and models how to support student-centered tinkering. reDiscover works with a lead educator before each module to customize the program to fit your school’s goals for the workshop.
Our workshops cover topics such as:
- Teaching Power Tool Safety
- Bringing Sustainable Maker-Based Education into the Classroom
- Cardboard Connections/Attachment Techniques
Curriculum and Makerspace Design Consulting
Whether you are just getting started with project based learning or fine tuning an existing makerspace program, reDiscover can help. Our expertise is in safe tool use, curriculum-integrated maker projects, play-based learning, and materials management for STEAM and maker projects. Our consulting clients make major improvements in their maker programs and outcomes for student engagement and learning.
Woodworking Tool Rentals
For a day, a week, or a semester, reDiscover can rent you a classroom set of drills, clamps, and saws plus include the materials for a woodworking project or curriculum. We source real tools that accommodate child-sized hands. A great way to try out classroom or makerspace tool use.
Abundant Materials for Tinkering
reDiscover works with over 100 local suppliers to collect a wide array of creative reuse and new materials that have been curated for maximum expressive possibility. Come and browse our warehouse of unique and familiar objects, available for deeply discounted sales to schools and artists, or order a delivery of bulk materials or classroom project kits.
For classroom or home use, get Tinkering Toolkits, a "makerspace in a bag" that is the perfect platform for creating. They’re packed with useful tools and kid-sized safety equipment to support high-level making, prototyping, and functional resourcefulness using cardboard and other recyclables.