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:
Integrating NGSS Science Practices with Common Core Literacy Strategies Using a Hudson River Ecology Teaching Case and Online Data Tools
January 15, 2015 - February 12, 2015
This five-session online workshop focuses on how to integrate science practices with specific Common Core reading and writing standards using a collection of videos, essays, and online data tools that tell the story of how scientists investigated the ecological impacts of the invasive zebra mussel on the Hudson River ecosystem.
January 24, 2015 - April 8, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of animal adaptations.
February 17, 2015 - May 9, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of plate tectonics.
February 18, 2015 - February 19, 2015
This two day workshop will introduce K-12 teachers to our newest exhibition, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters. Participants will work with Museum educators and scientists to strengthen their understanding of the earth processes that cause natural disasters, explore the tools that scientists use to study and predict these events and use case studies that help illustrate the topic
NYC Teachers Chancellor’s Day Professional Development 2015: Using Museum Resources to Support K-12 Science Education
June 4, 2015
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.