Professional Learning Opportunities

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The Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning invites you to continue learning, stay engaged, and stay safe this school year by applying for our upcoming teacher professional learning opportunities. 

Please note that all offerings are online, and are conducted over Zoom.  A device and connection that allows you to participate fully is required. All sessions include collaborative learning activities in small groups.  We ask that attendees come prepared to participate actively in these activities to the best of their ability.

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.

2022 Professional Learning Opportunities

COURSE
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Course:
Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Science Education: Lessons from Classrooms

The intertwined pandemics of COVID-19 and ongoing systemic racism have amplified inequities in education, propelling us to reimagine schooling in ways that transform teaching and center culturally responsive and sustaining education. In this two-day session, practicing NYC science teachers will share their recent experiences and learning in multiple types of urban, high-needs schools: charter, transfer/alternative, standardized exam-focused, arts, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and plans for culturally responsive-sustaining practices in small groups.

Museum Facilitator: Elaine Howes
Teacher Facilitators: Arthur Funk (Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music), Sean Krepski (Sunset Park High School), Maya Pincus (Bushwick Leaders’ High School for Academic Excellence), Raghida Sharif (KIPP STAR College Prep High School), Samantha Swift (Inwood Academy for Leadership), Susan Sylvester (Innovation Diploma Plus High School), Caity Tully (The James Baldwin School) and Kin Tsoi (New Utrecht High School)

Application Closed

Grade Level:
Grades 6-12 Educator

Dates & Times:
May 18 and 25.
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Grades 6-12 Educator

May 18 and 25

5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Course:
Analyzing and Interpreting Data to Determine the Efficacy of a COVID-19 Vaccine, Offering 2

During this two-day workshop, we will use curriculum materials designed to facilitate student exploration of clinical trial data to determine efficacy and safety for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Participants will use a set of essays and videos that follow the work of scientists from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in response to the global pandemic. We will explore what we are learning about the reproductive cycle of the SARS-Cov-2 virus and how it transmits, infects cells, and causes disease. We will examine how mRNA vaccines work, and the ethical considerations involved in vaccine development and distribution, as well as public health implications for disadvantaged communities. A main focus will be how clinical trials are designed so that students can perform their own analysis of the clinical trial data.

Museum Facilitators: Dave Randle and Adriana Aquino

Created with the support of the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. © 2022 City of New York
Generous support for the COVID-19 Resource Hub and its related teacher professional development programs has been provided by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

Application Closed

Grade Level:
Grades 6-12 Educator

Dates & Times:
May 26 and June 2.
4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Grades 6-12 Educator

May 26 and June 2

4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Course:
NYC Chancellor’s Day Online Teacher Professional Learning 2022

Join us for a special two-part Chancellor’s Day program.

Please note that you must register for each session individually. You will receive two CTLE hours for each session you attend. We encourage participants to join us for both sessions, but attending both sessions is not required.

Session 1: Seneca Village: Giving Voice to A Silenced Narrative
10:00am–12:00pm
Grade K–12 Teachers
Herbert Seignoret, Director, Academic Advising Colin Powell School & Associate Director, Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History
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Session 2: Footprints of Climate Change Revealed Through Antarctica’s Glacial History
1:00pm–2:30pm
Grade 6–12 Teachers
Suzanne OConnell, the Harold Stearns Professor of Earth Science at Wesleyan University, and Marlo Garnsworthy, author, illustrator, editor, designer, photographer, and science communicator.

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This offering is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.

Grade Level:
Grades K-12 Educator

Dates & Times:
June 9, 2022

Grades K-12 Educator

June 9, 2022

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.