Educator Professional Development
Teachers can take advantage of workshops, lectures, institutes, and opportunities with the Museum.
November 8, 2016
This professional day is designed for teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science and social studies. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of breakout sessions that will utilize the Museum’s digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.
February 21, 2017 - February 22, 2017
This two-day workshop will introduce teachers to our upcoming temporary exhibition, ¡Cuba!. Participants will work with Museum staff and scientists to learn about biodiversity and conservation and how they can use NGSS-alligned resources and teaching strategies to prepare students for a Museum learning experience. Grade 6-12 Teachers.
February 16, 2016 - February 17, 2016
This two-day workshop will introduce teachers to our newest exhibition, The Secret World Inside You. Participants will work with Museum educators and scientists to strengthen their understanding of how microbes interact and affect our bodies. Activities will provide a variety of NGSS-alligned resources and teaching strategies to prepare students for a Museum learning experience. Grades 6-12.
November 3, 2015
Join us on Election Day for a professional development day geared for Grade K-12 teachers who want to enrich their understanding of how to use Museum resources to integrate the teaching of science practices in support of Common Core literacy strategies and Next Generation Science Standards Learning goals.
August 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015
A ten-day institute designed to strengthen science teachers' content knowledge of evolution, ecology, and biodiversity and to prepare teachers for using Museum resources and exhibits with their students.
February 17, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of plate tectonics.
January 24, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of animal adaptations.