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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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.