Summer EdExchange

EdExchange empowers educators to use technology and innovative practices in diverse learning environments to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

This summer, Thinkery is offering two professional development workshops for educators with teaching assignments at Title I schools. Each session provides 15 hours of professional development, in a hands-on setting for a maximum of 15 participants. The workshops are recommended for educators working with grades 2-6.

Workshop participants explore STEAM education, practice learning through inquiry, get creative, and take home ideas to try with students. Apply now for a chance to network with EdExchange alumni, collaborate with Thinkery staff, and explore the museum’s exhibits and programs.

We are no longer accepting applications. We will open applications in Spring 2018!
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Dates & Times

Sessions are 9:00-3:00 p.m. each day | Refreshments and parking provided

Session 1 | June 26-28

Mechanics & Movement: Simple Machines

Think about your favorite machine-how does it work? What classifies as a machine? Every day we interact with all types of machines, from small to big, simple to complex. Learn about contraptions and movement through a simple machines challenge, building an automaton, and toy dissection.

Session 2 | July 24-26

Play, Program, & Create

Explore programming and get creative with Thinkery and some of our favorite resources. Solve challenges, navigate mazes, and create a story with code. Let’s scratch the surface and play to learn.

Participating Educators Receive:

15 hours of professional development at Thinkery, exploring technology and innovative practices

Invitations to EdExchange Meet-ups and Networking Events

Opportunity for Thinkery visits to your classroom in Fall 2017

Who is involved in EdExchange?

The summer workshops are open to Title I educators

Classroom teachers

School administrators


Community educators

Program/non-profit administrators

Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 19. For questions, please contact Community Education Manager, Brenda Lopez at

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EdExchange is made possible by the generous support of the City of Austin GTOPS program, Dell, and Capital One.