Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs | The DoSeum

Continuing Professional Education

The DoSeum is a convener of educators, a laboratory for research and teaching, and a leader in informal education. Educators who participate in The DoSeum Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs will enhance their understanding of constructivism and inquiry pedagogy and approaches, learn new skills and techniques, and workshop lesson and activity plans to be implemented in their learning environments - whether formal classrooms or informal settings. DoSeum CPE choices will grow as the DoSeum CPE Team develops new offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of educators in our community. Currently, CPE sessions have been adapted to and are addressing the needs of educators who must engage in distance learning to adapt to the constraints presented by community responses to COVID.

Presented by a team of professional educators, our CPE sessions…

  • Explore the relationships between STEM, the Arts, and Literacy
  • Are rooted in constructivist principles and grounded in proven practice
  • Promote joyful learning through inquiry-based exploration, authentic discovery, and critical problem solving
 


On-Site, In-Person Professional Development Series

The DoSeum will return to providing on-site PD sessions this spring, which will provide 6 CPE hours for each session.  Please note, The DoSeum has implemented some changes since our reopening including face mask usage. We encourage you to review all of our changes before you arrive for any on-site Professional Development offerings on our Reopening page.  

Professional Development Offerings can be paid for by employers via purchase orders.  To get more information, contact Chris Navarro at CNavarro@thedoseum.org or at (210) 572-0655.

Critical Reader Response & Social Justice with UTSA

April 16 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This 2-hour workshop is designed to guide educators in the application of Critical Reader Response (CRR) as a curricular tool for literacy development and social justice awareness. The presenters will capitalize on the NCTE Writing Workshop model for bilingual Language Arts instruction (e.g., listening, speaking, reading, writing). Participants will be presented with strategies and multimodal resources and approaches to engage learners in socially conscious literacy engagement. Through bilingual multicultural children’s literature and culturally relevant multimedia, participants will employ tools that can be incorporated into classroom instruction. CRR problematizes and disrupts hegemonic and deficit discourse that permeates educational settings and society.

Cost: $18 

Register for 9:30 AM Session
Register for 12:30 PM Session

Maker-Centered Learning

All educators and children are makers. Through the DoSeum’s MCL PD, educators will learn about Maker-Centered Learning and the Development of Self through an overview of Harvard Graduate School of Education’s maker-centered research initiative: Agency by Design and their discoveries about maker-centered learning experiences. Educators will gain a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of maker-centered learning by engaging as learners in thinking routines to explore the parts, purposes, complexities, people, and interactions of objects, such as simple machines, and systems, such as circuits and school.

Cost: $50

Please check back for a date. 

 

Celebrate Dyslexia

May 21 |  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

A caring teacher who understands dyslexia is a LIFELINE for a dyslexic student. Educators will build a rudimentary understanding of Dyslexia to equip them with necessary information to inform their practice. Through the Dyslexia Simulator, educators will develop sympathy for dyslexic people. Dyslexia is a reading disability, not a thinking disability. Educators will be equipped and empowered to close the action gap by advocating for Dyslexic students to establish best teaching practices that will positively impact all students.

Cost: $50

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STEM & Literacy

To prepare students to distinguish between the flood of true and false narratives, many of which make questionable claims to truth based in pseudoscience or inaccurate math, teachers will focus on integrating literacy throughout the STEM subjects. Throughout this session, The DoSeum will explore the connections between STEM and Literacy. Educators will engage as learners in writing and reading activities that connect to STEM. Educators will also begin designing their own STEM and Literacy activity.

Please check back for new session dates

STEAM & Inquiry

All children are curious, and all children naturally use STEAM to pursue their curiosity and creativity. Our challenge as Educators is to cultivate and nurture our student’s natural curiosity and STEAM tendencies. Throughout this session, we will explore four performative, inquiry-based, and creative methodologies that can be utilized within STEAM learning. Educators will gain a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of STEAM and inquiry and how they are connected.

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Online Self-Paced Professional Development Sessions

The DoSeum’s Self-Paced Professional Development sessions will provide 6 CPE hours from January 17 - May 16, requiring six hours of coursework. Educators can complete their coursework at their own pace, but all coursework will be due by May 16.  A new session will be available to start every week on Monday of every month. 

Maker-Centered Learning

All educators and children are makers. Through the DoSeum’s MCL PD, educators will learn about Maker-Centered Learning and the Development of Self through an overview of Harvard Graduate School of Education’s maker-centered research initiative: Agency by Design and their discoveries about maker-centered learning experiences. Educators will gain a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of maker-centered learning by engaging as learners in thinking routines to explore the parts, purposes, complexities, people, and interactions of objects, such as simple machines, and systems, such as circuits and schools..

Registration Information:

  • A session begins the first Monday of the month but all course work is due by May 16. 
  • 6 CPE Hours awarded upon completion of the Maker-Centered Learning
  • Cost: $50
     
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STEAM & Inquiry

All children are curious, and all children naturally use STEAM to pursue their curiosity and creativity. Our challenge as Educators is to cultivate and nurture our student’s natural curiosity and STEAM tendencies. Throughout this session, we will explore four performative, inquiry-based, and creative methodologies that can be utilized within STEAM learning. Educators will gain a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of STEAM and inquiry and how they are connected.

Registration Information:

  • A session begins the first Monday of the month but all course work is due by May 16. 
  • 6 CPE Hours awarded upon completion of the STEAM & Inquiry
  • Cost: $50
     
Register Now

STEM & Literacy

To prepare students to distinguish between the flood of true and false narratives, many of which make questionable claims to truth based in pseudoscience or inaccurate math, teachers will focus on integrating literacy throughout the STEM subjects. Throughout this session, The DoSeum will explore the connections between STEM and Literacy. Educators will engage as learners in writing and reading activities that connect to STEM. Educators will also begin designing their own STEM and Literacy activity.

Registration Information:

  • A session begins the first Monday of the month but all course work is due by May 16. 
  • 6 CPE Hours will be awarded upon completion of the STEM & Literacy course
  • Cost: $50 
     
Register Now


Open Enrollment Professional Learning Community

It's been a challenging time for teachers, caregivers, and students as they all continue to adjust to the constraints and challenges presented by COVID. Working together, the education community strives to meet the needs of this challenging time. In response to the current emerging needs of educators, The DoSeum provides a live-streaming series of sessions structured as Professional Learning Communities to share experiences, discern best practices, and enhance distance learning methods.

Distance Learning Approaches

May 3, 10, 17, and 24  | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

As educators have adapted to distance learning during the pandemic, new opportunities have emerged to innovate schooling for the 21st century. Join our month-long professional learning community forum focused on Distance Learning Approaches. Examine successes and challenges to identify key components of high-quality remote instruction. Explore new approaches and share your successful strategies. Discover resources to elevate your remote instruction and enhance the experience of your remote learners. Learn how schools are building on successful distance learning approaches to carry the benefits beyond the pandemic into the future!

Registration Information:

  • The course will be held via four Zoom sessions on May 3, 10, 17, and 24
  • 6 CPE Hours awarded upon completion of Distance Learning Approaches
  • Cost: $50
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Available CPE Courses Upon Request

The DoSeum offers all CPE/Professional Development content upon request. The DoSeum professional development team will work with you to customize our offerings. For more information contact Chris Navarro at CNavarro@thedoseum.org or at (210) 572-0655.

Visual Thinking Strategies 
Engage in VTS to explore their own ability to find meaning in imagery by practicing a set of skills ranging from simple identification to more complex interpretation.

Inquiry-Based Learning
Engage in inquiry-based learning to enhance their teaching practice by building their ability to design and lead inquiry-based lesson plans. 


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