Workshops and Institutes
Common Core Literacy & Science Standards: The Observable Universe and Life Cycle of Stars
December 27, 2013
This one day workshop focuses on using the Cullman Hall of the Universe to investigate the observable universe and understand the life cycle of stars. Teachers will experience pre, during and post field trip activities that embed science content in Common Core aligned reading and writing tasks. Discussions with colleagues will provide an opportunity for teachers to differentiate lessons for their students.
Teachers will receive copies of the Educator’s Guide as well as a set of resources that include, essays, videos, and a flash drive containing digital resources such as SMART board materials and images from the exhibits. In addition teachers will take home a volume of pre-instruction assessment probes from the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series.
This workshop is for teachers of grades 6-12.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION DATE IS NOW CLOSED.
Funding for this workshop has been provided through the generous support of The Louis Calder Foundation.
More in this Series:
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.
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.
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.