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.
The DoSeum is a resource and laboratory for local elementary teachers to bring hands-on STEM learning and inquiry to their classroom instruction. In 2016, our first-ever STEM Teachers’ Cohort, made up of 23 educators from nine school districts, engaged in the program and brought new methods and curriculum to their classrooms while building a strong collegial environment.
Now, The DoSeum is opening the application for its fourth annual STEM Teacher Cohort class. The DoSeum STEM Teacher Cohort is a year-long professional development opportunity for educators like no other in San Antonio. Cohort members receive over 100 CPE hours, research-based curriculum resources from leading institutions, and new methods for teaching STEM in each educator’s unique setting.
Participants transform their method of teaching STEM by implementing units from the Engineering is Elementary® curriculum developed by the Boston Museum of Science. The cohort learns through on-site workshops at The DoSeum, a hands-on, two-week practicum at The DoSeum, and by engaging ongoing with the museum’s education staff and a cohort of peers from across the San Antonio area. By the end of the experience, these select teachers are able to apply the new curriculum and pedagogy to students in their local learning environments.
Here’s how the program works. The DoSeum will create in-depth learning experiences for selected educators to understand instructional materials that focus on constructivist teaching methods including engineering process and content in mathematics and science infused with technology. With the focus on the multidisciplinary nationally recognized curriculum, Engineering is Elementary, educators selected for the year-long professional development opportunity will:
November – December: Submit application here starting November 1.
April 1: Selected applicants notified
April – May: Professional development workshop series with a focuson Engineering is Elementary curriculum, STEM education, and resources through NSTA Press, instructional strategies and methods; museum visits; optional participation in other DoSeum educator workshops
June – July: Participation in a week long summer museum camp practicum (dates flexible to each teacher’s summer schedule), and planning seminars
August - December: Monthly professional development sessions; Engineering is Elementary classroom (EiE) implementation; and building level project for a specific grade(s) level, whole school, or district
instruct third, fourth, or fifth grade students;
must be able to participate in each of the meetings and summer practicum;
have support of campus administration (and/ordistrict administration) to implement EiE curriculum; and
must attend monthly in-person meetings at The DoSeum on the following dates in 2019: