About the Museum

Located in the heart of New York City, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum a leader in education, both formal and informal, and has an extensive educational mission that reaches millions of families, school groups and educators every year.

Daily Schedule

Day 1
08:30 | Registration Starts
08:30 - 09:30 | Breakfast
09:30 - 12:30 | Sessions
12:30 - 01:30 | Lunch
01:30 - 04:00 | Sessions

Day 2
08:30 - 09:30 | Breakfast
09:30 - 12:30 | Sessions
12:30 - 01:30 | Lunch
01:30 - 04:00 | Sessions

Day 3
08:30 - 09:30 | Breakfast
09:30 - 12:30 | Session Wrap-up

Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning in the MYP at AMNH (Category 3)

Created for MYP practitioners, this workshop will enable participants to discover how to develop effective and appropriate interdisciplinary units in a museum setting. The workshop will provide background knowledge of the MYP philosophy and principles of interdisciplinary unit design and provide opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to develop an interdisciplinary unit using the museum environment as a resource.

The workshop will include a focus on student centered learning, interdisciplinary unit planning, and MYP assessment. Participants will have strategies for accessing museums and resources in their local communities to develop relevant and engaging interdisciplinary units.

Three hours of this 15-hour workshop will be held ONLINE in the week before and after the on-site dates. Participants will receive information about accessing and using the online space from their workshop leaders and staff at AMNH. Online participation is required in the form of reading responses and forum discussion.

It is recommended that schools send teams of at least two teachers from different subject groups so work can begin on a unit plan that can be used at their home school. Singletons are also welcome.

Upcoming Workshops:

April 28 - 30, 2016
Early registration deadline: March 24th, 2016
Early registration fee per person: $850
Regular Registration deadline: April 14th, 2016
Regular registration fee per person: $900


Download the registration form (PDF).

Registrations can be sent by mail or by fax. Please note: if you are registering by fax, your registration will not be considered complete until full payment is received. If we do not receive your payment by the close of registration, your spot may be offered to our waitlist. Early registrations must be postmarked by the early registration deadline in order to receive the discounted rate.

Workshop Location

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024 USA
Directions to the Museum...


Workshop participants should make their own hotel arrangements. There are many hotels in New York City, but AMNH recommends that participants get a hotel that is convenient to the B, C, or 1 subway trains in Manhattan.


New York airports:
LaGuardia (LGA)
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Newark (EWR)

Please do not finalize flight or hotel payments until you have received confirmation that your registration has been received and accepted, and that the workshop has reached the minumum number of attendees. AMNH will contact all participants as soon as the workshop is confirmed.


Payments and Proof of Payments are accepted in the form of Money Order, Credit Card, Checks, and Purchase Orders. Purchase Orders may be sent via email or fax. AMNH reserves the right to cancel registrations without FULL payment (check, credit card, money order; purchase order does NOT qualify as full payment) within one month of your registration date. All unpaid registrations in the final month before workshop dates are subject to cancellation due to waitlist demands. Paid waitlist participants will be accepted in lieu of unpaid registrations from one month before workshop dates.


All cancellations must be received in writing. Any cancellation will be charged a $50 cancellation fee/person. No refund will be given for a cancellation made after the close of registration. Any applicable cancellation refunds will be processed after the workshop and issued in the form of check regardless of payment type. Refunds are not available if a participant does not attend the workshop. If weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances require the cancellation of a conference or workshop, AMNH will make every effort to reschedule the same event for another date and your registration will be moved. AMNH does not assume financial responsibility for travel expenses incurred by participants due to event cancellation.


Waitlist requests are processed in the order in which they are received. No cancellation charges apply if you waitlist yourself and cancel your registration PRIOR to accepting a spot should it become available. Notification will be given via phone call or email to participant or IB Coordinator if availability for a subject becomes open. The participant or the IB Coordinator must accept this spot via verbal or written confirmation immediately. If a confirmation is not received within given period as determined by AMNH, the offer becomes null and void. All registration and cancellation policies are applicable upon verbal or written confirmation of accepting a spot off the waitlist.

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Ray Hinton