Workshops and Institutes
Using Museum Resources to Teach Evolution
March 27, 2013 - March 28, 2013
Work with AMNH educators and scientists to examine the evidence for evolution, the process of biological evolution, how we understand the planet’s biodiversity through the lens of evolution, and how teaching about evolution can be used to help students understand the nature of science.
This two-day course is designed to help middle and high school educators focus on what adults and students should know about the topic of biological evolution. Participants in this course will work with AMNH educators using museum exhibitions and resources to examine the cutting edge of evolutionary theory. A main focus will be the construction and interpretation of evolutionary tree diagrams using both morphological and genetic data. Examination of research on student misconceptions about evolution will strengthen understandings and abilities to teach about evolutionary processes. Teachers will receive digital and print resources to use for teaching in the classroom and in the Museum.
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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.