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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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.