Workshops and Institutes
Designing a Museum Learning Experience for K-5 Students
August 16, 2013
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 whale biology and conservation. Participants will explore essential questions, look at some of the research on how students learn about 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 a new Educator’s Guide as well as digital and print resources for teaching whale biology and conservation. This workshop addresses Common Core state standards in English Language Arts for non-fiction reading.
This workshop is for K-5th grade teachers.
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.