Professional Development

Got Teachers? Need Training?

Whether you are new to the maker movement or you just want to learn a new skill, Bit Space has a course for you. We provide hands-on training to educators giving them the experience and techniques they need to bring making into their classroom.

A Hands-on Environment

We believe in learning by doing. The experiential learning environment of our professional development grounds teachers in the process of design thinking and puts them to work engaging in the same types of designing and making their students will experience.

Customized for Maximum Impact

Educators can choose from our in-house workshops or a custom professional development experience designed for their school. Whether it’s school-wide design thinking workshops, on-site training for specific tools and machines, or working alongside educators in the classroom, we have a wide variety of options to suit your needs.

Sessions Available Now

We have a full schedule of professional development sessions at Bit Space Lincoln Square, running on most Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Click the link to the left for details!

  • October Topics
  • 10/17 – Design Thinking
  • 10/24 – Material Construction: Cut-Drill-Connect
  • November Topics
  • 11/7 – Material Construction: Carve-Laminate-Mold
  • 11/14 – Vector Drawing + Vinyl Cutting
  • 11/28 – 2D Cutting (Laser Cutter)
  • December Topics
  • 12/5 – 3D Modeling I (Fusion 360)
  • 12/12 – 3D Modeling II (Fusion 360)
  • 12/19 – 3D Printing (3D Printer)
  • January Topics
  • 1/9 – 3D Cutting (CNC Machine)
  • 1/16 – Electronics I (Hello LED)
  • 1/23 – Electronics II (Sensors and Actuators)
  • 1/30 – Programming with Arduino
  • Future Topics
  • – Video Games and Virtual Worlds (Unity)
  • – Programming with Unity I
  • – Programming with Unity II

“We formed a partnership to have our faculty and students work with Bit Space in the design and buildout of our spaces. We worked closely with their team to make the design and building process a learning experience for everyone. We explored ideas and options while working to meet deadlines. Through it all, Bit Space shared their expertise from other settings to inform our choices.”
Charlie Ableman
Director
University of Chicago, Laboratory Schools