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 Educator 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 third 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 elementary teachers are able to apply the new curriculum and pedagogy to students in their local learning environments.