GlassRoots offers 45 minute to 1.5 hour professional development workshops (at our studios) to teachers of any subject area to learn and improve upon teaching skills through the art of glassmaking. Skills include teambuilding, communication, leadership, competition and teaching through STEAM.
The Educator Experience (Teacher Open House) Take advantage of our vast resources to light the fires of learning! Our teacher open house is a free networking and professional development event for educators at all levels. Its offered several times per year and seeks to provide a range of opportunities for educators to learn, be inspired, relax, and engage with our studio staff about integrating glass art into their curriculum. Access descriptions of our current and upcoming educator events designed to nourish educators' personal learning as well as provide strategies for use in the classroom and beyond.
Our school tours can help you meet New Jersey State Common Core Learning Standards.
2016 - 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR SCHEDULE GlassRoots invites area educators for an open house tour of our facility from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Monday, April 3 , 2017
During our Open House, you'll get a firsthand look at how our field trips, in-class workshops, and other education programs meet curriculum standards and enhance your classroom connections.
Experience flameworking and learn how working with glass aligns with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), enhanced by STEAM (adding Arts in the mix), and promotes skills to solve problems creatively and collaboratively.
Gain teacher credits while you try your hand at something new.
(Or just come for the fun, food and friendly conversation!)