Educators

Programs

Summer Programs for Teachers

Educator Professional Development

Summer Programs for Teachers

Whether you are looking for a one day workshop or a two-week long institute, our professional development offerings will help enrich your science content knowledge and learn how to use the Museum with your students. 

Educators' Evenings

Educator Professional Development

Educators' Evenings

Exhibition openings with curator introductions and relevant resources.

LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest - Mummies

LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest - Mummies

The LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest provides teachers NYC students in grades 3-12 with the opportunity to align a Museum learning experience with Common Core State Standards by submitting essays about their Museum visit to the LeFrak Family Gallery.

RoP

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RoP

Join us for the Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional learning program for informal educators. We'll dive into current research in neuroscience that helps give new insights on how learning happens. You’ll explore ways you can support learning within the learning experiences you create, and share strategies for transforming practice at your site.

Urban Advantage

Educator Professional Development

Urban Advantage

The program provides professional development for teachers; equipment and supplies for schools; and field trips and vouchers for students, families, teachers, and administrators.

Online Courses

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Seminars on Science

Seminars on Science, the Museum's online professional learning program for educators, offers courses in the life, Earth, and physical sciences. Graduate credit is available from university partners.

Resources

Polluted Water Keep Out

Curriculum Collection

Ecology Disrupted

High school ecology curriculum that uses real scientific data to link everyday human impacts to ecological principles.

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English Language Learners

An overview of a 2007-2009 collaboration between the Museum and NYC public schools in a Science Literacy Program for science educators working with English language learners (ELL) in 6th grade that capitalized on the use of "Visual Scientific Resources" to deepen knowledge of Earth science.

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

Learn to teach Earth and Space science in New York City through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Urban Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History; the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.

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