Workshops and Institutes
Creating Common Core Aligned Museum Learning Experiences for Grades K-5: Animal Adaptations
January 24, 2015
This three part workshop provides grades K-5 teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of animal adaptations:
- During the January 24th session, participants will explore and engage with Museum resources, collaborate with colleagues and Museum educators and design a plan for an engaging Museum visit that incorporates a pre, during and post visit model and identifies student learning outcomes.
- Upon completion of the first session, Museum educators will support teachers in completing a related visit to the Museum with their students in the interim between sessions.
- The April 8th session will provide teachers with the opportunity to review the effectiveness of their trip model, related teaching strategies and assessment of student work.
Participants must attend both workshop dates, complete a related field trip to the Museum in the Spring of 2015 and be willing to participate in workshop evaluation follow-up.
More in this Series:
The Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS into Instruction and Classroom Assessment: NYC Pilot
October 5, 2016 - January 29, 2017
The Museum is seeking NYC middle school science teachers to participate in an intensive 5.5 day professional learning experience about the NGSS and the Draft NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards.
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.