Exploring the Collections Teacher Professional Development Programs
What do fossil horse teeth, weird legless animals, and water-storing frogs have in common? They are all intriguing museum specimens you can use to help your students understand the concepts of evolution. Get together on Zoom with other curious learners and try out activities that will bring clear examples of evolution to your in-person or virtual classroom through 3D-printed specimens and curated digital images.
Each three-hour program will cover one classroom activity in its entirety, allowing participants to gain a full understanding of the content, procedures, and technology needed to successfully use the lesson with their students. Participants will first experience the lesson as a learner, and then analyze the components with fellow educators to discuss different approaches to the activity. The descriptions reflect what students will ultimately be doing in the classroom or remotely.
We will be offering more professional development programs staring in January 2021. Sign up for our teacher enews to keep updated about these opportunities.