Professional Development


NEW! MakersFactory will teach you some new tricks for your classroom. 3D Printing? Minecraft? Computer Programming? We can train you on how to integrate these tools and programs (and more!) into your curriculum, making teaching more engaging, collaborative, and hands-on. Pick one subject or learn them all regardless of your technological savvy.

Some of the classes below may have prerequisites.

• 3D Modeling and Printing
• Laser Cutting
• Computer Programming
• Game Design
• Animation
• Game Based Learning
• Education Technology in the Classroom
• Designing Lessons Using Technology

PLEASE NOTE: All Classes are BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop

3D Design + Printing for Educators

Learn how to use Blender to teach science and engineering concepts and standards, creativity, and skills that can be used in a career. Get advice from our professional 3D educators and learn how to engage students in this powerful and revolutionary technology.

Prerequisite: 3D Design & Printing. See Adult Classes.
Dates: Mon. & Wed., April 13 & 15
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm
Registration: Registration is available through the Cabrillo College Extension Program. Register Here.

Video Game Design for Educators

Game design is a career in its own right, but you’ll also find a variety of interesting applications in your own classroom! Use games to reinforce concepts, tell stories, build group skills, and integrate multiple disciplines to create truly multi-talented and empowered students.

Prerequisite: Video Game Design. See Adult Classes.
Dates: Tue. & Thu., April 21 & 23
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm
Register: Registration is available through the Cabrillo College Extension Program. Register Here.

Game-Based Learning with MinecraftEdu

Heard about Minecraft yet? With millions of players worldwide, Minecraft is becoming an unprecedented Internet-powered social phenomenon.

MinecraftEdu is a special educational version of Minecraft designed for use in the classroom, which provides extra tools for teachers. Learn how to use games in your classroom to engage students and energize your curriculum!

Dates: 5 Wed., April 8 – May 6
Time: 4 – 5:30 pm
Regiser: Registration is available through the Cabrillo College Extension Program. Register Here.

Roster Policy

If a Teacher Training course has 1 or 2 sign-ups, the course time is reduced to 50% of the original, scheduled time.  With 3 or 4 sign-ups, it’s 75%.  With 5 or more, the course is held as normal.  This is to avoid cancelling any partially full classes, since such a cancellation has the potential to really mess up a teacher’s plans.

Teachers can reschedule for another class if they wish, but we will invoice on a PO for any no shows.