Workshops and Institutes
TRUST Summer Institute 2015: Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
August 3, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Taught by a team of museum scientists and science educators, the TRUST Summer Institute in Evolution and Biodiversity is designed to provide an intensive science content-rich experience for pre-service and in-service science teachers. The Summer Institute is designed to actively engage teachers in scientific practices and deepen understanding of evolution, ecology and biodiversity while providing practical ways to teach core ideas associated with these topics.
The two-week TRUST Summer Institute is organized around essential questions. The exploration of these questions includes lectures by a museum scientists; investigations in museum exhibitions, biodiversity surveys in Central Park and labs in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.
Teachers will engage in learning activities suitable for students at a variety of grade levels and will reflect on how these activities can be used in their classrooms. Strategies related to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core reading and writing strategies will be modeled.
The course is available for credit for matriculated students from Brooklyn College or for interested teachers through an online application.
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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.