Educators, administrators, and science specialists from the Sam Ramon Valley Unified School District recently visited Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) in San Jose, for a professional development experience. They toured the facility, participated in a hands-on activity, and got a chance to shop in the store. They choose from the various Activity Kits on sale and many additional materials that could be used for hands-on teaching in the classroom.

The visitors from the East Bay were also mentored by RAFT’s Education staff in hands-on teaching ideas and RAFT’s many resources. Says Stan Hitomi, Math & Science Coordinator, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, “Thank you so much for the incredible day! Some of our teachers have taught for 30-40 years and said it was the best professional development experience they have ever had.”

Continuing their involvement with RAFT, 20 of the visiting educators became members or renewed their membership. For more information on RAFT’s professional development offerings go to www.raft.729solutions.com/workshops. If you would like to sign up your organization for a tour and/or professional development opportunity with RAFT please email workshops@raft.729solutions.com.

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