Professional development in K12 education often feels like a chore, and it does little to foster the creative potential of teachers in schools. The K12 Lab Network designs professional development experiences that inspire educators and sets them on a journey to creatively engage with their students, content and school. Whether an experience, resource or tool, we are constantly developing ways to build the creative confidence of educators.
We teach teachers the way they want to be taught, and that means breaking away from teaching skills in a vacuum. Instead, we immerse in real-world projects to practice design thinking as a problem-solving strategy. Since doing beats talking about doing, we embrace jumping into new, invigorating experiences. Sure, there’s some initial discomfort, but the reward becomes clear as educators stretch beyond their comfort zone to pick up new skills and mindset