Whether for a single day workshop or a week long institute, join us for teacher professional development at the Museum this Summer; we are a CTLE certified provider! 


Upcoming Offerings

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Eastern Woodlands and Plains Indians: Designing a Museum Learning Experience for Grades K-8

July 26, 2017 - July 27, 2017

This workshop will help teachers integrate a field trip to the Halls of Eastern Woodland Indians and Plains Indians into their Social Studies instruction around Native Americans. Participants will come away with classroom activities that highlight literacy strategies and align with social studies standards, as well as a plan for object-based learning in the Museum with their students.Grade K-8 teachers. 

Past Offerings

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Teaching about Ocean Life with Literacy

July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017

In this two-day workshop, participants will learn how to design a CCSS-aligned Museum learning experience about ocean environments and marine life. Grade 3-5 teachers. 


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.

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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.