RAFT helps educators transform the learning experience through hands-on education. As a non-profit, we rely on member dues as well as donor support to help under-write RAFT services and keep costs down. Thanks to our 10,000+ RAFT members who bring engaging and affordable education experiences to 825,000+ kids a year!
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 RAFT Fellows!Please join us in welcoming Mera Burton, Ann Clifford, Fiona Hayes-Snider, Alan Kahn, Dana Kuhlmann, Andrea Morikawa, Becky Regan, Jen Rodgers, Jenifer Spinale, and Eileen Yen, the 2014-2015 RAFT Fellows. Each inductee is a proven education innovator who exudes passion for both teaching and learning. This cohort will spend the next 10 months sharing their proficiency in hands-on teaching through demonstrations with colleagues, students, and the community. They are a tremendous asset to RAFT and they look forward to working with you over the coming year.
Mathematical Symmetry Model – Students create symmetrical models that are self-representational. Designing the model facilitates students’ cultural exploration. Completed models can be used as the basis of a story and/or play.
Grades Covered: Pre-K through 2
Subjects Covered: Earth/Space Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Curriculum topics: Symmetry & Patterns, Self –awareness, Self- Representation, Cultural Exploration
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RAFT Fall Workshop Schedule
RAFT's workshop program is designed to enrich educational programs by facilitating the practice of hands-on teaching across the curriculum. All RAFT workshops offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from San Jose State University.
Saturday, September 27- Pop-Up Books: One way to add a 3D element to your books is to add pop-ups inside. Pop ups make the content more interesting, and make your books more creative. In this class, you make a lot of pop-ups to take home plus investigate some different ways to use them. We cover some very basic ways to make pop-ups plus look at how to combine them with accordions books and pamphlets. Students will also receive a list of reference books.
For a full class list or to register visit http://www.raftbayarea.org/workshops. If you have any questions about our workshop program or any other services please contact us at http://www.raftbayarea.org/contact-us.