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STEAM @ Dougherty Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dougherty Elementary are now open for enrollment. Browse our course offerings below. Enroll online.

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Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25
to Student Council.


Dougherty Elementary
5301 Hibernia Dr
Dublin, CA 94568


Courses are offered 1 day per week for 9 weeks, March - May.



Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Dougherty Afterschool Course Offerings

STEAM Playground

Grade Levels: 3 – 5
Dates: Wednesdays, March 22 – May 24, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m. on regular days & 2:10 - 3:10 p.m. on collaboration days
(9 Instructional days: March 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24)
Instructor: Doreen Bonde, District Technology Specialist
Room: Library
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: If your child is interested in STEAM but doesn’t know where to start, our STEAM Playground is a great place to begin! In this class we’ll explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a hands-on learning environment that will expose your student to these exciting topics (and the ways they often overlap!) Student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking are emphasized to help students on their journey to become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

Stop Motion With I-Pads

Grade Level:  2 - 4
Dates: Thursdays, March 23 - May 25, 3:10 - 4:10 pm
(9 Instructional days: March 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25)
Instructor: Susan Gazzuolo, Dougherty Teacher
Room: 25
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: What do legos, clay and iPads all have in common?...An awesome storyline complete with characters and setting! In this class, we will learn how to write a creative short story, invent new, unimagined characters, design a set and record it all using iMotion on iPads. This story will start with brainstorming and writing a story, continue with building sets, props, and characters, then move onto shooting the film using iMotion and finally, finish off with uploading the video to share with the class and family. Creative juices will continuously be flowing beginning on day one!

The Art of Science

Grade Level: 3 – 5
Dates: Thursdays,  March 16 – May 18, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days:  
March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18)
Instructor: Ashley Davey, Dougherty Teacher
Room: 9
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: Join me as we explore the relationships between Art and Science.  Examine what the two areas have in common and what the role of experimentation plays in both.  Using observation and prior knowledge we will describe and identify concepts in nature and use those concepts to create beautiful works of art!

Processing Plants: Connecting Science, Art, and the Natural World

Grade Levels: 1 – 5
Dates: Thursdays March 16 – May 18, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days: March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18)
Instructor: John Price, Dougherty 4th Grade Teacher
Room: 15
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description:

Encourage a sense of wonder in your young scientist by utilizing the extensive Dougherty gardens in an exploration of Life Science. Students will learn about leaves, flowers and general plant-life as they collect & press specimens.  Students will create their own guide to the plants growing in the Dougherty garden as well as their own backyard. Students will have the opportunity to create their own gift projects, including notecards, bookmarks, and placemats.
Pressing plants, flowers, and even leaves will supplement your child’s understanding of life science and help them gain an appreciation for the nature that surrounds them. Students will:

  • Gain a better understanding of plant structures
  • Appreciate the diversity of plants in the local area
  • Learn skills for plant identification
  • Experiment with sampling practices in the field of Botany

Writing With A Purpose

Grade Levels: 4 – 5
Dates: Thursdays March 16 – May 18, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days: March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18)
Instructor: Christine Hamilton, Dougherty Teacher
Room: 17
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: Come discover how listening to different types of literature can help improve the content and organization of written responses.  The course will focus on different types of text including magazines, picture books, and non-fiction articles.  Students will then be taught how to successfully create a written response.  Emphasis will be on creating a thorough response that is well organized. 

Illustrating Favorite Picture Books

Grade Level: K – 2
Dates: Fridays, March 24 – May 26, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days: March 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Instructor: Lisa Kiernan, Dougherty Teacher
Room: 3
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: In this class your child will hear favorite picture books and create one-of-a-kind works of art to bring home and turn their bedroom, your refrigerator or hallway into a mini art gallery.  Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums, techniques and artistic terms.

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Questions or Comments

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Main Office
(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1003

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1004