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.
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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.