The DoSeum is San Antonio's only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering, instead of just looking and listening.
Located in Innovation Station, Maker Workshops are drop-in programs open to children ages 6-11. The Innovation Workshop can accommodate 16 students. These programs are aligned to Maker-Centered Learning pedagogy and best practices.
The DoSeum invites you to celebrate the start of a new school year! Discover, Explore, Create, and Learn at our annual Back to School Bash. We will be promoting teachers as agents of power in our keynote, The Power of Literacy, led by Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes. This is the perfect time to network with your fellow educators and to have fun!
Join us August, 21st and let’s prepare for the best school year yet!
SPEAKER: Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes
The Power of Literacy
Literacy is often associated with the ability to read, write, understand, and use information. However, the term has come to take on broader meaning, standing for a range of knowledge, skills and abilities relating to reading, mathematics, science and more. It is about making sense and engaging.
Teachers as Agents of Power:
Today we come together as a community of educators to revitalize and re-affirm our commitment to being agents of the power of literacy!
Tips for making your visit as enjoyable as possible:
Introduce students to sonar, density, and floating to retrieve packages from a model ocean floor.
To study the ocean, scientists and engineers use submersibles -- small, remote-controlled underwater vessels. This unit introduces students to the field of ocean engineering through the storybook, Despina Makes a Splash, about a girl in Greece who designs a submersible to retrieve lost diving goggles. Students learn about sounding poles and sonar as they map a section of ocean floor. Then, they apply their knowledge of density, floating, and sinking to design their own submersible, equip it with research instruments, and retrieve packages from a model ocean floor.