Educators

Classroom Intensives

Classroom Intensives (CIs) are highly interactive, one- to four-hour professional learning sessions for PreK-12 educators and administrators. Based on individual and professional interests, participants select up to four sessions to attend. Many CI presenters are nationally recognized in the education field, their topics are timely and relevant, and content is rooted in industry best practices. By the conclusion of each session, participants have learned tools and strategies that they can utilize immediately when they return to their classrooms.

Check out these descriptions of past CI presentations that have made SFN so exciting and valuable for educators:

  • Destination Imagination — Explore the educational principles behind imagination, creativity, and creative style. Participants will develop tools and strategies for introducing creativity into the classroom with the use of challenge- and project-based learning.
  • KEVA planks: Stealth STEM – Sneak Engineering Into Any Subject — Learn simple, fun, and engaging hands-on activities that stimulate the imagination, inspire problem solving, start conversations, and teach history, art, and STEM – all at the same time.
  • Vizitech: 3D Technology to Support STEM Processes — Produce exciting, engaging, and leading-edge-technology based programs by learning how to use Vizitech’s 3D equipment and software. Participants will take apart 3D images such as jet engines, a human heart, or the parts of a green energy windmill, using only their hands.
  • Game Based Learning — With games like Minecraft and PokemonGo motivating today’s students, Game Based Learning is becoming a huge beneficial way for students to learn. At Share Fair, explore the world of Game­ Based Learning and have the chance to try out a variety of games that open up opportunities for learners to make connections to the content and skills they are developing in the classroom. 
  • Problem Based Learning — Build and implement Problem Based Learning (PBL) units. Participants will learn how to immerse students in real world, contextual problems, and how to help them employ strategies and knowledge to seek solutions, find evidence to support their thinking, and collaborate, share, and engage with experts in the field.
  • Makerspaces — experience hands on, practical activities in the world of mobile maker spaces which build a school culture of making, engaging, and creatively developing our young students while propelling critical thinking. Engage in fast paced, design challenges while  rich discussion ensues. Participants will learn to view assessment through a new lens, as they understand how it must be embedded into the process of making more than living solely in the end result. After attending this session, participants will have multiple takeaways such high level technology support ideas, quick design challenge ideas, and an invigorated passion to inspire making in their school.
  • Reimagining Classroom Space and Teacher Craft — Boost engagement and learning by reimagining and transforming your primary classroom so that students can interact with materials and their spaces. Participants will leave with ideas they can implement immediately – even on a shoestring budget.
  • Hands-on Standards STEM in Action — Solve authentic engineering problems using an integrated STEM approach to mathematics and science in a series of learning modules designed for PreK-5th grade.

Click here to find out which Classroom Intensives will be in YOUR city!

Become A Presenter

Share Fair Nation seeks to positively impact the quality of education in classrooms across the nation. Educators come to our events eager to learn about new and innovative teaching techniques and tools, and to expand their professional knowledge. Share Fair Nation partners with presenters who are well respected and passionate about teaching and learning, and who are committed to improving outcomes for students.

Share Fair Nation covers all costs associated with being a presenter (materials, travel, and lodging). Presenters have the opportunity to network with one another, as well as with educational leaders, administrators, and teachers. Connections made at Share Fairs often result in long-term relationships and opportunities to participate in a variety of future engagements.

For more information on becoming a Classroom Intensive Presenter, please contact Brandon Petersen and MaryLisa Harper.

Become A Presenter

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  • Share Fair wasn’t a “sit down and get it” type of event for teachers, which is what we usually get. It was more of a “here, try it out and tell me what you think,” which modeled what the classroom should be like – inquiry [based]…student-driven and…engaging.

    Michelle P.
    Life Science Teacher – Orlando, FL
  • What I saw will forever change my view of what it means for my students to be “college ready” and “21st Century Learners.” Overall, the Share Fair was an amazing experience. I met some of the most intelligent and energized people I have ever known. It was a weekend that definitely changed my perspective on what my students should and can be doing.

    Alyssa A.
    5th Grade Science Teacher - Charlotte, NC
  • Share Fair is an amazing hands-on experience for teachers of all grade levels and subjects. The presenters are experts in their fields and provide great learning experiences to take back to the classroom to share with students and other colleagues. Thank you so much for bringing together such a great group of educators and sharing so many fantastic ideas.  I cannot wait to attend the next conference.

    Danielle C.
    Teacher – Cocoa, FL
  • I’ve attended two Share Fairs [and] felt like royalty each time. When you are a teacher you are always giving, so when you are on the receiving end you feel special. Thanks to [Share Fair Nation] for believing in, supporting, and investing in teachers. The gift they are giving will truly keep on giving.

    [This is] an opportunity to learn the most recent, best teaching practices…while collaborating with other professionals…I would encourage educators to come whet their appetites for learning at future Share Fairs. I can’t imagine that anyone would leave Share Fair unsatisfied.

    Sheli G.
    Elementary School Teacher – Sebring, FL
  • Thank you for providing this day of great resources…There were opportunities to connect with teachers and think about redesigning the classroom in each session. There were a lot of ways that teachers were asked to keep pushing the boundaries. Thanks for keeping us on the cutting edge!

    Maria Z.
    3rd Grade Teacher - Rockingham County, VA
  • Share Fair Nation presents the world of today with lessons that will effect our future. The ingenuity, creativity, and problem solving solutions that were evidenced in each presenter left our faculty on fire, [wanting] to explore ways to implement what we experienced. Thank you.

    Martha R.
    Principal - Indiantown, FL
  • I can’t say enough about the fantastic Share Fair Nation! My colleagues and I learned many new ways to engage our learners for maximum understanding, as well as enjoyment. Not only that, the whole vibe of the Share Fair Nation is one of celebrating us, the educators. From the numerous choices of intensive classrooms, to the unbelievable free lunch, to the many opportunities to win fabulous prizes, Share Fair Nation reminds us we are doing important work and we should be treated as such.  Thank You, Share Fair Nation!

    Christine P.
    Educator – Clermont, FL
  • I observed a phenomenal school that focuses on STEM, flipped classes, and problem based learning. I am inspired by the possibilities…I see that I can go so much farther with technology than what I’ve been doing. I see that I can go much farther with engaging students and providing them with authentic learning opportunities that will engage them and get them hooked on learning forever. I am pumped to incorporate what I learned into my units for next year.

    Aniko Z.
    5th Grade Nonfiction Teacher - New York, NY
  • I have been teaching for over 20 years and this is my favorite event of the year. I went last year and brought friends from other schools this year. I love that it is on a Saturday and I do not have to get a sub for my class. I love that I learned something the first hour I was there. When you have been teaching as long as I have it is rare to learn new ideas at workshops. By the time I attend a workshop it is usually old information. I consider any workshop I attend a success if I learn one thing. I learned several here. I cannot wait until next year.

    Shelli C.
    Kindergarten Teacher – Orlando, FL
  • It was a truly pleasant and informative day. I enjoyed meeting like-minded teachers and professionals from across the country. I am excited to try out the things I learned. I told my students just wait till you see what we do next. I will be integrating the many things I learned into our personalized learning days. You’ve just given my students a whole new range of choices.

    Karol H.
    4th Grade Teacher - Big Island, VA
  • [At Share Fair I was finally] provided with the materials I need to effectively bring technology into my science classroom. This opportunity both challenged and inspired me, and I am ready and thrilled to work with my school and the amazing educators I met in Denver to provide our students with a new and innovative learning experience.

    Christina F.
    5th Grade Science Teacher - San Jose, California
  • What a fantastic opportunity to get resources and ideas that I can take back to my classroom and use the next school day. The presenters are excellent – both experts in their field and understanding the day in and day out needs of classroom teachers.

    Ginny G.
    5th Grade Teacher – Orlando, FL
  • The event was filled with wonderful sources of information that can be used with all levels of ability. The instructors offered multiple ideas to use in so many environments. I would recommend the event to all might have the opportunity to attend.

    Ronetta C.
    Elementary School Teacher - Ocala, FL

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