How to Create a Classroom Lock Box:
Unlocking the Code to Success

November 9, 2018

People’s Choice Credit Union, 23 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME


The first part of this hands-on workshop will include learning what a lock box activity is, how it engages learners of all ages, and how it is a fun and exciting way to boost any curriculum. The first activity will be to work through and solve an actual lock box. The second part of this workshop will demonstrate how to begin creating lock box activities for your students while making meaningful connections to your curriculum that will require your students to demonstrate prior learning to be successful. This workshop will require participation by those in attendance and in not intended to be a passive learning experience. Those in attendance will leave this workshop with information for a completed lock box game (boxes and locks not included), at least ten different universal puzzles/activities and how to use them, an overview of several different types/styles of lock boxes that can be incorporated into classroom lock boxes, and a graphic organizer to begin planning your own lock boxes.


8:30 Registration, coffee and light pastries
9:00 –12:00 Workshop
12:00 –1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 –3:00 Workshop
Schedule subject to change.


Workshop Prices: Member-$149/Non-Member-$179
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees is required.

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Presenter Bio

LeRae Kinney lives in Mapleton, Maine with her husband, Kevin, and her two daughters Libby and Molly. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a Concentration in History from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1998 and Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine in 2004. She taught Social Studies at Presque Isle High School for sixteen years and was also the Department Chair before becoming the Director of Adult & Community Education for SAD 1, this is her fifth year in this role. She was named Maine Adult Education Director of the Year in 2017. She is a newly appointed board member of the Maine Adult Education Association. She is an active member of her community and sits on a wide variety of committees and boards. She has enjoyed building the SAD 1 Adult & Community Education program and has expanded it in a variety of ways, including designing and developing escape rooms and lock boxes. She loves working with the community and helping those young and old identify and address their barriers so they can move forward in their lives. While she admittedly misses teaching teens at PIHS she has fallen in love with adult education.

Christa Galipeau lives in Presque Isle, Maine with her husband, twin daughters and 4 spoiled cats. She is a 1992 graduate of Presque Isle High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from UMaine-Orono in 1996. She also minored in education and became a Maine State Certified teacher in 1997. Over the last 18 years Christa has played many roles in the field of education from ag-science teacher to private tutor to adult education instructor. She now serves as the Academic Coordinator for SAD1 Adult and Community Education. Having worked with students of all ages and abilities Christa is excited to introduce the benefits lock boxes can have for EVERY student!

LeRae and Christa have been developing and designing escape rooms and lock boxes for the last two years. They operate the only escape room north of Bangor.