Workshops and Institutes
Mid Winter Teacher Institute: Food, Nature, Culture
February 19, 2013
This workshop will introduce K-12 teachers to the Museum’s newest exhibition,Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture. Teachers will engage with Museum educators, and scientists to strengthen their understanding about the science of food, resource sustainability, and health. Participants will explore the essential questions addressed by the exhibit, examine research on how students learn these concepts, and work with Educator’s Guide activities for the grade level they teach. Presentations by scientists will provide for an in-depth exploration of the content as well as perspective on how scientists work to study food issues. Conversations with colleagues will help teachers work on differentiating lessons for their students. Teachers will receive copies of the Educator’s Guide for Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture as well as digital and print resources for teaching topics related to this institute. This workshop addresses Common Core state standards in English Language Arts for non-fiction reading.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Museum’s cultural programming is MetLife 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.