Educator Professional Development
Teachers can take advantage of workshops, lectures, institutes, and opportunities with the Museum.
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.
June 4, 2015
This professional day is geared for K-12 teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science. 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 science curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.
February 18, 2015 - February 19, 2015
This two day workshop will introduce K-12 teachers to our newest exhibition, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters. Participants will work with Museum educators and scientists to strengthen their understanding of the earth processes that cause natural disasters, explore the tools that scientists use to study and predict these events and use case studies that help illustrate the topic
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.
January 15, 2015 - February 12, 2015
This five-session online workshop focuses on how to integrate science practices with specific Common Core reading and writing standards using a collection of videos, essays, and online data tools that tell the story of how scientists investigated the ecological impacts of the invasive zebra mussel on the Hudson River ecosystem.