What is EdExchange?

EdExchange is a Thinkery professional development program. We empower elementary-grade educators to integrate innovative practices in making and technology into their activities and lessons. This summer, we invite YOU to join us and explore STEAM-based concepts and activities! 

All EdExchange participants will receive:

  1. Up to 12 CPE-credited hours of professional development.
  2. Opportunity for Thinkery classroom collaborations in Fall 2024. These collaborations involve:
  • Student projects co-planned alongside a Thinkery staff member (materials & tech provided by Thinkery)
  • In-class support for your teaching & your students' learning 
  • One-on-one planning sessions with Thinkery staff member to plan, develop and collaborate
  • A stipend to sustain STEAM teaching & learning beyond the last day of your EdExchange experience
  • Invitations to EdExchange showcases, meetups, & networking events
To apply, fill out this form. Thanks to generous funding from our sponsors, this program is offered at no cost to participants. However, space is limited and applying does not guarantee your registration.

Should I apply to EdExchange?

We'd love to meet you! Here are our criteria: 

  • Instruct elementary-age students
  • Demonstrate a desire to advance your experience teaching STEAM concepts, leading maker activities, and incorporating technology into your lessons
  • Express an interest in supporting student learning through project-based learning and hands-on activities
  • Are employed at a campus or educational non-profit within a 10-mile radius of Thinkery
  • Not sure if you qualify? Apply! We'd love to meet you.

SY 24-25 commitments:
Applicants must be able to attend professional development workshops at Thinkery. Both workshops are 9am-3pm.

July 16 - Design Thinking & Novel Engineering
July 17 - Digital Storytelling & Robotics

Fall 2024 plan:

  • For 8 weeks (September-November) Thinkery staff will co-plan and co-implement a STEAM-focused, hands-on project with you and your students. 
  • May 2025 — Spring EdExchange Showcase (an opportunity to regroup, share, and celebrate a year's worth of work!)

EdExchange Educator Information

What best describes your role working with students?*

How did you hear about the program? (Check all that apply.)*

Classroom & Program Information

Is your campus Title 1?*

Student Information

What grade level(s) are the students you educate?*

Select all that apply

What subject(s) do you teach?*

Select all that apply

Alumni Applicant Questions

Are you an alumnus of the EdExchange Program? This means that you have completed PD workshops with us in the past.*

New Applicant Questions

Grant Components: Evaluation, Demographics, Photo Releases

Selected participants will be asked to provide student demographic information and collect student surveys at the end of the program. We will also request permission to get photographs or videos of student at work during the program. 

Are you able to assist with collecting releases and providing demographics?*