This summer’s teacher professional development at the Museum focuses on learning and teaching aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each of the workshops below includes the three dimensions of NGSS: science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts in science. These two- and three-day sessions will provide teachers with NGSS-aligned resources and teaching strategies to improve their work with students. 

Upcoming Offerings

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Scaffolding Students’ Explanatory Writing about Science Content

July 21, 2016 - July 22, 2016

In this two-day workshop, participants will use Museum exhibitions to discover how viewing videos, interacting with models, and reading texts helps build middle school students’ knowledge about new science content. This workshop will be packed with practical tools that teachers can take back to their classrooms and apply to any science content. Grade 6-9 teachers. 

A $150.00 per day stipend is being offered for this workshop.

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The Secret World Inside You: Integrating science and literacy into a museum learning experience

July 26, 2016 - July 27, 2016

This two-day workshop uses the special exhibition The Secret World Inside You to strengthen participant understanding of how microbes interact with and affect our bodies. Educators will engage with a variety of NGSS and CCSS aligned resources and teaching strategies that they can use to help students dive deeper into this science. Grade 6-12 teachers.

Heliobacter

Scaffolding Students’ Explanatory Writing about Science Content

July 26, 2016 - July 27, 2016

In this two-day workshop, participants will use Museum exhibitions to discover how viewing videos, interacting with models, and reading texts helps build middle school students’ knowledge about new science content. This workshop will be packed with practical tools that teachers can take back to their classrooms and apply to any science content. Grade 6-9 teachers. 

A $150.00 per day stipend is being offered for this workshop.

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TRUST Summer Institute 2016: Earth and Space Science

August 1, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Taught by a team of Museum scientists and science educators, the TRUST Summer Institute in Earth and Space Science is designed to provide an intensive science content-rich experience for teachers.The goals of the Institute are to support middle and high school science teachers in strengthening their content knowledge in Earth and Space Science and to prepare teachers for using Museum resources and exhibits to engage their students.

Past Offerings