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Educator Professional Development

Teachers can take advantage of workshops, lectures, institutes, and opportunities with the Museum.

 

Upcoming Offerings

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Using Molecular Data to Conserve Big Cats

April 15, 2014

In this one-day workshop, teachers will learn how scientists are collecting and analyzing molecular data to better understand big cats in their natural habitat and assess the state of the populations.

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Analyzing Earthquake Data to Explore Plate Tectonics

April 16, 2014 - April 17, 2014

During this two-day workshop teachers will work to analyze and interpret data sets that indicate the location and frequency of earthquakes and tsunami hazards and identify patterns that allow for forecasts of the likelihood and locations of future events.

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Common Core Literacy and Museum Learning Experiences: Pterosaurs

April 22, 2014

During this one day workshop for grades K-5 educators, participants will engage in pre-, during, and post-visit activities to learn how to prepare students for a museum learning experience related the upcoming special exhibit on Pterosaurs.

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

June 5, 2014

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.

MRSA

Investigating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

July 15, 2014 - July 16, 2014

During this two-day workshop teachers will work to analyze and interpret data sets that help us understand the evolutionary theory that explains the development of antibiotic resistant strains of the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus.

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Forum on Earth Sciences in Antarctica

July 18, 2014

This forum will provide educators with the opportunity to hear the latest Antarctic earth science news and meet leading researchers and content providers.

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Common Core Literacy and Museum Learning Experiences: Pterosaurs

July 22, 2014

During this one day workshop for grades K-5 educators, participants will engage in pre-, during, and post-visit activities to learn how to prepare students for a museum learning experience related the upcoming special exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

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Using Molecular Data to Conserve Big Cats

July 23, 2014

In this one-day workshop, teachers will learn how scientists are collecting and analyzing molecular data to better understand big cats in their natural habitat and assess the state of the populations.

Past Offerings

MRSA

Investigating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

February 19, 2014 - February 20, 2014

During this two-day workshop teachers will work to analyze and interpret data sets that help us understand the evolutionary theory that explains the development of antibiotic resistant strains of the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus.

Seismograph

Analyzing Earthquake Data to Explore Plate Tectonics

February 17, 2014 - February 18, 2014

During this two-day workshop teachers will work to analyze and interpret data sets that indicate the location and frequency of earthquakes and tsunami hazards and identify patterns that allow for forecasts of the likelihood and locations of future events.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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