Teacher Workshops

Hands-On, Minds-On Series

Interactive workshops for K-5 educators looking to create classrooms where curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking thrive.
Picture Perfect Science:

Integrate Reading and Science with Ease

Integrate engaging science investigations with your favorite picture books, chapter books, and informational texts! Save time and increase learning as you discover strategies to implement inquiry-based instruction with confidence and connect it to your reading instruction and the Michigan Science Standards. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with developmentally appropriate, and literature- aligned science lessons you can use right away!

Grades K-5: Coming Spring 2018

Science in the Elementary Grades

Engage developing minds in thinking and acting like scientists! Leverage the natural curiosity of children to deliver inquiry-based learning experiences with confidence and competence. Immerse yourself in developmentally appropriate investigations that will rekindle a passion for learning in yourself and your students. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons that you can use right away and that address the Michigan Science Standards!

Budding Scientists – Grades K-2: Coming Spring 2018
Blooming Scientists – Grades 3-5: November 7, 2017

Inquiry Matters Series

Interactive workshops for 6-12 educators looking to inspire the next generation of innovative scientists.
Inquiry-Based Science: From Theory to Practice

Discover how to engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based science in your grade level and content area. Explore how to develop rich questions; learn how to engage students in data analysis; and gain strategies for helping students create explanations that include a thoughtfully constructed claim, evidence, and reasoning. Come with a desire to create engaging learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinking. Leave with strategies and lessons that you can use right away and that address the Michigan Science Standards!

Registration

For your convenience, we offer four ways to register for the event of your choice.

  1. Register online via Eventbrite with credit card only (click on a topic and date above).
  2. Call 616.234.5528 to speak with a VAEI Customer Satisfaction representative.
  3. Email us at information@vaei.org.
  4. Mail your registration to Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI), Attention: Registrations, 333 Bostwick Avenue N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 
    Mailed registrations must include:

    School and billing addresses and phone numbers
    Unique email address for each participant
    Grade level(s) you teach
    Title/position (teacher, principal, etc.)

    Name of event and days you’d like to attend
    Discount code, if applicable
    Purchase order number, check or credit card information