Courses and Academies

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.

 

  • The Language of Inquiry: Using Literacy Strategies to Promote Argumentation and Deepen Scientific Thinking

    For 6 - 12 Educators

    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.

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  • Dead Sea Scrolls for Educators

    For K-12 educators

    June 7, 2018

    This session, exclusively for educators, starts with an overview of the exhibition with additional background information before touring the exhibit.  Come join us for rich conversation and a shared experience of this once in a lifetime exhibit!

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  • Novel Engineering

    For K-5 educators

    July 23, 2018

    Use STEM to enhance student literacy and literacy to practice engineering and problem solving.

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  • You’ve Got This: Earth Science

    For Teachers of Grades 3-5

    Monday, July 30, 2018
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Before another school year starts, grab a content boost!

    In our new You’ve Got This series, we’ll take on challenging science concepts---the ones you always wished you had more time to understand before you have to teach them. For this course, we’ll focus on earth science concepts.

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  • Cultivating a Thinking Classroom

    For practicing K-5 Teachers

    August 4, 2018

    Cultivating a Thinking Classroomrequires intentional planning for classroom structures and routines that begin on the first day of school. 

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