Workshops and Institutes

NYC Chancellor’s Day 2017: Connecting Museum Resources to the Science Curriculum

June 8, 2017

Professional Development in the Cullman Hall of the Universe

Professional Development in the Cullman Hall of the Universe


Join us on Chancellor’s Day to strengthen your ability to use the Museum to teach science. Breakout sessions will focus on topics that utilize digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the science curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.

Museum educators will engage teachers in learning how to use these resources to support student learning. Teachers will receive copies of Educator’s Guide for the Museum exhibits they use during the day as well as digital and print resources.

The day will conclude with a presentation entitled "Teaching and Researching to Sustain Productive Environments for Well-Being and Learning" by Dr. Kenneth Tobin, Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. 

Dr. Tobin's research on science teaching and learning explores the overarching constructs associated with collaboration, wellness, and emotion central to teacher education and effective teaching and learning — irrespective of the topic being taught and the context of teaching and learning. 

 

Cost: $35 per participant includes continental breakfast, lunch and Museum resources.  

Breakout Session Offerings

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Grades K-12 Offerings

  • Teaching with Objects and Dioramas
    An introduction to the interpretation of objects and dioramas. During this session, participants will examine simple objects, practice observational skills and discuss strategies for classroom and museum activities. The workshop will also introduce the use of dioramas as a tool for cultural analysis.

 

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  • “Talking” Literacy
    This session will focus on the role of discourse in deepening students’ content understanding.  Participants will walk away with strategies for engaging students in rich conversation around science topics and complex science texts.

 

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  • 3D learning and the new NYS Science Standards: Using practices to develop understanding of core Ideas and crosscutting concepts
    This session will develop participants understanding of the NYS Science Learning Standards and the the shifts towards the 3-dimensional learning as envisioned by the NGSS and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. Participants will engage in a 3D learning experience in a Museum hall and discuss how this kind of teaching and learning can be connected to the inquiry and investigation work already being done in classrooms.

 

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 Grades 6-12 Offerings

  • Using museum resources to develop an Earth science unit
    This session is designed for science teachers to reflect on student ideas and strengthen an Earth science unit plan. Participants will reflect with other science teachers and use museum resources to strengthen their ability to surface and use student ideas. Participants are asked to bring Astronomy and/or Earth history unit plan(s) and a digital device.

 

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  •  ¡Cuba!: Incorporating Literacy into a Museum Learning Experience about Island Biodiversity
    Participants in this session will explore how to use AMNH-created resources and the ¡Cuba! temporary exhibition to support student learning about evolution and conservation of island biodiversity.

 

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  • Investigating the Sun Earth system
    This session is designed to enrich participant understanding of the Museum’s earth science and astronomy educational materials related to the study of Space. Activities will include exploring ways to use Science Bulletins videos in the middle and high school science classroom, Investigating ways to use AMNH exhibits with students and will help strengthen content knowledge about Solar System and near Earth objects.

 

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  •  Evolution: A bird’s eye view
    Using the dinosaur - bird connection we will explore the various threads of evidence that are brought together in the Theory of Evolution, emphasis will be on examining evidence from the fossil record, behavior, and morphology of animals living today. Connections will be made to the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards.

 

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