It’s the original workshop that started it all; Pop-Up Studio in Action is a hands-on, experiential workshop that shows teachers, administrators, and parents how to integrate playful, concept-based approaches to inquiry into their everyday programming—using their own curiosity and ingenuity as a guide. Workshops are customized to your context: after school, or as a half or full-day experience.
We’ll use research, hands-on materials, and compelling concepts within your curricula to build engagement and deepen understanding. With workstations set up like they would be for your students, you’ll be empowered to choose content, investigate concepts, ask questions, and get your hands dirty, walking away with the lived experience necessary to inspire agency in your context.
If you’re asking yourself, “Concept-based what?”, fear not! Pop-Up Studios are parent friendly and can be a game-changer for homeschooling. Gain the skills needed to teach your budding geniuses with curiosity and ingenuity.
Boring PD Days are a thing of the past! Pop-Up Studios will inspire collaboration and action within your teaching staff. Together, we’ll bring our learning to life and ignite the fire for pedagogical change.
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get your hands dirty! We’ll co-create experiences to help you integrate playful, concept-based approaches to inquiry for any subject in your classroom. We’ll transform your learning space—at school or at home, in person or online—into a colourful, playful studio where we investigate and contextualize your subject areas through the lens of bigger-picture concepts. Leave with a sense of agency to make change!
+ An after school, half- or full-day in-person or virtual workshop
+ Research to answer the question: “Why these approaches now?”
+ Real-life examples of Pop-Up Studio with learners
+ Readily available, low-cost materials to play with (material list provided for virtual workshops)
+ Inquiry into compelling concepts through hands-on experiences
+ Recommendations for very-next-steps to establish traction
“Your presentation really demystified concept-based learning for my IB teacher candidates, as many referred to this and to your work in their professional growth plans. You definitely made an impact.”
“This is the kind of PD I love: When you come out feeling better than you went in.”
"I really loved how you invited us to share and take risks while stating that you respect our boundaries. I felt really secure in participating and that is not always easy for me. I would like to create that kind of a space for my students. "
We’ll set up your Pop-Up Studio with hands-on workstations that educate and inspire.
We’ll lay the foundation for your workshop together, whether it’s at school or home, for teachers or parents, in-person or online. I’ll curate the materials and you’ll prepare your stakeholders.
During this initial 15 minute call, we’ll clarify your workshop goals and logistics.
This introductory guide equips you with a handful of content-neutral, research-based, experience-backed tools you can use to help learners see relevancy in their work, build subject expertise, and evoke delight in learning.
Launch the process of actualizing your educational dreams today! Book a complementary conversation to clarify how I can help you via coaching, consulting, or workshops.
Pop-Up Studio is all about generating responsible relationships to the materials in our lives, to the ideas we’ve inherited, and ultimately, to each other and the natural world. Discover the philosophy, backstory, and inspiration behind the book now with this FREE introductory chapter.