Professional Learning Opportunities

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The David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning invites you to continue learning and stay engaged by applying for our upcoming teacher professional learning opportunities.

Please note that some offerings are fully online and conducted over Zoom, while others are partially ("hybrid") or fully on-site. See individual session listings for details. For virtual and hybrid sessions, a device and connection that allows you to participate fully is required.

All offerings are application based but free and offer CTLE credit upon completion. A response to your application will be sent no sooner than two weeks before the program start date.

2023 Professional Learning Opportunities

CLASS
AGE GROUP
DATES & TIMES

Class:
Revisiting the Classification of Life as a Museum Place-based Experience

IN PERSON AT THE MUSEUM

The vastness of the diversity of life is represented throughout the halls of the museum. Memorable dioramas show species from all over the world in their natural environments. In other displays, such as the Spectrum of Life Wall in the Hall of Biodiversity, species are organized according to their evolutionary relationships. We invite teachers to participate in this workshop to review the classification of life through place-based experiences in the museum halls and to discuss how to integrate the taxonomic information of species across their curriculum.

Museum Facilitators: Adriana Aquino and Dave Randle

Application Closed

Age Group:
Grades 6-12 Educator

Dates & Times:
December 4, 2023
9 am–3 pm

Grades 6-12 Educator

December 4, 2023

9 am–3 pm

Class:
Exploring Content with Creation Stories

IN PERSON AT THE MUSEUM

Humans have been constructing explanations for natural phenomena since the beginning of time. One of the most ubiquitous phenomena that every culture around the world has tried to explain is the creation of the world as it knows it. Though often relegated to the realm of mythology and spirituality/religion, a close examination of these explanations reveals how themes of geography, weather and climate, and reproduction also have a presence in these stories. Together we will consider the potential of creation stories as an entry point to standard content curriculum, a bridge between cultures, and a method for welcoming all students into our classrooms.

Museum Facilitator: Candyce Johnson

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Age Group:
Grades 6-12 Educator

Dates & Times:
December 13, 2023
10 am - 2 pm

Grades 6-12 Educator

December 13, 2023

10 am - 2 pm

Support for the Museum’s education and evaluation programs is generously provided by a grant from the Bezos Family Foundation.

The Museum’s Education Collection is generously supported by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Elysabeth Kleinhans.