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 30 educators with teaching assignments at Title I schools. Each session provides 15 hours of professional development, with maximum of 15 participants. The workshops are recommended for grades 2nd through 6th.

During the professional development workshops, participants will explore the nature of science, practice learning through inquiry, create new projects, and develop a technology integrated activity to try with students. Participants will have a chance to network with EdExchange alumni, collaborate with Thinkery staff, and explore the museum’s exhibits and programs.

Applications for Summer 2016 are closed

Dates & Times

Applications close on April 29, 2016

15 participants per session

Session 1 | June 27-29

Tell Me a Story: Process & Tools to Create

From story boarding to creating and editing your own video, get ready to share ideas and collaborate with Thinkery staff on best practices in STEAM education. Explore the world of visual storytelling and ways to integrate the technology into a classroom.

Session 2 | July 25-27

The Way Things Go: Mechanics & Movements

Explore the creation of puppets, automata, Rube Goldberg contraptions, and take apart toys and learn how they work. Make connections to student learning objectives to inspire creative problem solving. Get ready to share and collaborate with Thinkery staff on best practices to integrate the activities into a classroom.

Participating Educators Receive:

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

Invitations to EdExchange Meet-ups

Access to Hacklebox activity kits to use in your classroom

Opportunity to have up to six classroom visits from a Thinkery Technology Education Specialist to help you implement innovative learning experiences. Available Fall 2016.

$150 stipend for completing the training

All for FREE

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 23. For questions, please contact Community Education Manager, Brenda Lopez at

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

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