The Museum offers a range of professional development courses and academies designed to strengthen your expertise and help you integrate hands-on science activities into your classroom more effectively.
Generous support of the Museum’s Teacher Programs Department provided by AJL Charitable Foundation, BBVA Compass, SCFD, and Xcel Energy.
For practicing elementary science teachers.
Saturday, March 10, 20188 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Get ahead of the curve with an introduction to a nationally recognized, research-based inquiry teaching model. Learn about Argument Driven Inquiry from a national ADI trainer.
For practicing 6-12th grade science teachers.
Have you started to implement the Argument-Driven Inquiry model of instruction in your labs? Are you interested in strengthening that work?
April 7 and April 14, 2018
In recent decades, neuroscientists and psychologists have discovered remarkable truths about the brain’s ability to learn, focus, understand, self-regulate, and persevere. Unfortunately, these research findings are often too abstract for immediate use in our classrooms.
In these lively workshops, begin with the research science of memory, attention, and motivation and then explore the specific, practical classroom uses of these findings incl. lesson planning, assessments, classroom culture.
These workshops may be taken individually or as a course. See options below.
Monday - Wednesday, June 11 - 13, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Six week online course September 3 - October 15 (classroom implementation)Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Take wonder to the next level! In this course, you will see that literacy is not just “one more thing to teach” but a powerful tool to strengthen your science and social studies instruction.
Pre-trip Workshop - June 2, 2018
3-Day Field Trip - June 27-29, 2018
Rocky Mountain National Park has a century-long tradition of being a living laboratory for understanding human impact on the environment. Teachers will observe and learn about the impacts of climate change on Colorado’s mountain ecosystems.