DoSeum helps teachers take engineering to the classroom

Every year, the San Antonio DoSeum selects ten applicants to participate in a cohort to incorporate the Boston Museum’s Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum in the classrooms.

Gillette Elementary teacher Heather Aguillon is one of the lucky participants. She has been attending cohort meetings once a month at the DoSeum since October. The program will continue through December.

During each meeting, cohort members discuss the science, math, engineering, technology and literacy components of the EiE units and best practices for embedding the units into their classrooms.

Recently, her students build a variety of different items out of recyclable object. The end result were beautiful wind chimes, creative photo frames and other house décor items.

During the summer, each cohort member will have the opportunity to run a week long camp session for kids all over the San Antonio area using the curriculum.

Once completed, Aguillon will have all materials and curriculum guides for five different EiE units.

“I’ve learned so much from my colleagues at the cohort,” Aguillon said. “It’s such an honor to be even a small part of such an amazing place like the DoSeum and to be able to “talk shop” with teachers from so many different school settings. I’m so excited for my week of teaching the unit of Maglev Systems in late June!”

Gillette DoSeum

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