The goal of Experience Alpha is to provide a workshop in each grade 7 class in our catchment area, alongside the MACC and Challenge Programs. Time permitted, we will extend our availability to grade 5 and 6 classrooms.
Workshops are available weekdays, from 1:00-3:00. Workshops must be requested at least two weeks in advance and may not necessarily be available on the requested date. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
When you are interested in having a workshop in your classroom, please request 3 possible days when you class is available. In addition, please let us know which workshop you are interested in and how many students are in the class. If there is any additional information about your students that may influence the workshop, please let us know. Experience Alpha is about creating positive learning experiences for all students.
Some workshops require specialized materials which we will bring to the school. Other workshops require the school to provide certain materials, however they are common materials which are found in most classrooms. If the class does not have access to the materials to be required by the school, please let us know when requesting a workshop and we will do our best to find the required materials. Our goal is to make these workshops accessible for all classrooms.
Assessment for Applied Design Skills and Technology:
Some of the workshops have student assessment opportunities for teachers throughout the workshop. We have outlined some of the potential ways students could be assessed, however it is completely optional and up to the teacher’s discretion. There is also the potential for follow-up activities for teachers. If you enjoyed the workshop and are interested in these activities for your students, please let us know and we will do our best to direct you towards more ideas.