Earn CPE credit while exploring new ways to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts into your classroom or library.
EdExchange empowers educators to use technology and innovative practices in diverse learning environments to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
This program develops educators’ capacity to deliver and support high-quality, STEAM-based, and technology-centered educational experiences for underserved youth to equip and inspire them to become the next generation of creative problem solvers.
Educators in the EdExchange program will experience 12–18 hours of hands-on professional development workshops at Thinkery, where they collaborate with museum staff, subject matter experts, and each other. Thinkery then provides the opportunity for 6–8 weeks of on-campus collaboration to support educators as they implement STEAM-based activities and lessons with their students. At the end of the EdExchange program, educators convene at a showcase to “exchange” ideas, share lessons, and learn from one another.
Recommended for educators working with elementary-age students, this application-based program is offered at no cost to participants, with preference given to educators serving in Title I schools or low-income communities. It is a multi-month to year-long commitment.
Watch EdExchange in action in the classrooms!
Thinkery’s EdExchange program is generously supported by:
This program is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Grant for Technology Opportunities Program
From maker education to play-based techniques to integrating STEAM into early childhood, these workshops are chock-full of ideas and resources to implement with your students. Workshops are structured to provide time for movement, exploration, and creation as staff model playful learning and invite teachers to play like a kid again while learning new skills. Thinkery offers a variety of topics and can customize a workshop to meet specific needs. Each workshop runs 2-4 hours and includes time in museum galleries.
Object Play: Enriching Early Learner Environments
Early STEAM Matters
STEAM Integration: Early Learner Environments
Kindergarten – 1st Grade Workshops
Power of Play
2nd – 5th Grade Workshops
Intro to Design Challenges – Let’s Make a Prototype!
Storytelling for All
Ready, Set, Code!
Hands-on Technology Clinic
Interested in an educator workshop or custom workshop for your group? We’d love to work with you! Click below to fill out our inquiry form, and our staff will contact you to discuss your request.
Educator Workshop Inquiry Form
Thinkery Educator Resources
Earn CPE credit, network with other educators and bring Thinkery into your classroom! We offer a variety of classroom resources and professional development opportunities for educators of all kinds!