Workshops and Institutes

Creating Common Core Aligned Museum Learning Experiences for Grades K-5: Animal Adaptations

January 24, 2015

Two brown bears stand next to a stream in the Alaska Brown Bear Diorama.

This three part workshop provides grades K-5 teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of animal adaptations: 

  1. During the January 24th session, participants will explore and engage with Museum resources, collaborate with colleagues and Museum educators and design a plan for an engaging Museum visit that incorporates a pre, during and post visit model and identifies student learning outcomes. 
  2. Upon completion of the first session, Museum educators will support teachers in completing a related visit to the Museum with their students in the interim between sessions. 
  3. The April 8th session will provide teachers with the opportunity to review the effectiveness of their trip model, related teaching strategies and assessment of student work. 

Participants must attend both workshop dates, complete a related field trip to the Museum in the Spring of 2015 and be willing to participate in workshop evaluation follow-up.