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Unprofessional Development

We lead non-traditional professional development for teachers that ignites their curiosity and creativity.

Program

A typical day-long workshop involves two hands-on activities and a reflection exercise that connects this creative work back to classroom practice. Popular activities include screen printing custom t-shirts, block printing classroom posters, and producing a Project Runway-inspired fashion show. Teachers will leave the workshop with new design skills they can practice both in and beyond the classroom. Our fee for a one-day workshop begins at $1000.

Professional development with Room 402 is joyful, experiential, and unforgettable.

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a non-disciplinary approach

Room 402 produces learning experiences that aren't bound to a particular academic discipline or grade level. Our approach is based on a conviction that professional development should feel like a cooking class, a camping trip, or an afternoon in a well-curated museum: In the real world, learning experiences are organic and autonomous. We travel with a vast library of books and other surprises to supplement our customized program and spark inspiration throughout the day.


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field trips

Learning doesn't begin or end in the classroom, and professional development shouldn't either. Room 402 can work with you to develop a creative, off-campus learning experience for your faculty. Whether it's learning how to row together as a way of practicing teamwork or visiting a community bio lab to learn about citizen science, we can coordinate local field trips that have a lasting impact on both professional morale and pedagogy. 


"Unprofessional Development" was first launched as a program of Project H Design, a Berkeley-based non-profit dedicated to designing and building architecture with young people. Learn more about Project H at http://www.projecthdesign.org/.