Workshops and Institutes
Designing a Museum Learning Experience for Elementary Students: North American Mammals
November 10, 2012
The Hall of North American Mammals features dramatic examples of large and medium-sized mammals of the North American continent in carefully re-created habitats. These exhibits are ideal for teaching about animal adaptations and environments. During this workshop for K-5 educators, teachers will engage in pre-, during, and post-visit activities to learn how to prepare students for a Museum learning experience related to this hall. Participants will explore the essential questions addressed by the exhibit, look at some of the research on how students learn these concepts, and work with Educator’s Guide activities for the grade level they teach. Conversations with colleagues will help teachers work on differentiating lessons for their students. Teachers will receive copies of the Educator’s Guide for the Hall of North American Mammals as well as digital and print resources for teaching. This workshop addresses Common Core state standards in in English Language Arts for non-fiction reading.
This workshop is for K-5th grade teachers.
More in this Series:
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.