Workshops, Institutes, and Courses
TRUST: Earth and Space Science Institute 2014
July 28, 2014 - August 8, 2014
The TRUST Summer Institute for Earth and Space Science is designed to address the competencies needed for New York State certification in Earth Science. The program is organized around essential questions related to the New York State Earth Science Core Curriculum. In this two-week professional development Institute, teachers will deepen their understanding of content knowledge and teaching process skills by engaging with AMNH scientists, exhibits, and print and digital resources.
Teachers will strengthen their ability to facilitate learning in the Museum and participate in Earth Science labs and field trip investigations. In addition, participants will reflect with colleagues on teaching strategies and student learning to increase their capacity to teach and engage students in the classroom.
Week 1: Space Science
What is Earth?
How old is Earth?
Where is Earth?
Why is Earth warm?
How does Earth move?
Week 2: Earth Science
How has Earth evolved?
What is the nature of the inner Earth?
Why does Earth's surface look the way it does?
What causes climate and climate change?
How is climate change affecting Earth?
Registration for Lehman College Students
Science education students seeking certification in Earth Science, grades 7-12 ; Certified teachers seeking dual certification in Earth Science, grades 7-12(maticulation not required)
Contact: Dr. Heather Sloan
Registration for Brooklyn College Students
Science teachers grades 1-6; Science education students seeking certification in Earth Science, grades 5-9 or 7-12; Certified Teachers seeking dual certification in Earth Science, grades 7-12 (maticulation not required); Non-matriculated students must apply to Brooklyn College as Nondegree students by June 30.
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Adams
On-line Application for Non-Brooklyn/Non-Lehman College Students: Click Here
The TRUST Earth and Space Science Institute is a collaboration with Brooklyn and Lehman Colleges.
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November 4, 2014
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 17, 2015 - April 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 topics of plate tectonics and oxygenation of the Earth’s atmosphere.
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.