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Educator Professional Development

Teachers can take advantage of workshops, lectures, institutes, and opportunities with the Museum.


Upcoming Offerings

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NYC Teachers Election Day Professional Development 2015

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.


Mid-Winter Teacher Institute: The Secret World Inside You

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. 


NYC Chancellor’s Day 2016: Connecting Museum Resources to the Science Curriculum

June 9, 2016

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.

Past Offerings


Integrating NGSS Science Practices with Common Core Literacy Strategies Using a Hudson River Ecology Teaching Case and Online Data Tools

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.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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