K-12 Professional Development

Tools @ Tea Time (On Tuesdays with Tim & Ana)

K-12 TPD

Teachers! Grab your afternoon tea and log in for an end-of-the day boost, with tips and resources from the Museum Teacher Professional Development Team and an opportunity to share strategies with other teachers about remote and hybrid learning.

On-Line Workshop: Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry

Grades 6 - 12

New Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Looking for ways to get your students more engaged in lab experiences while helping them develop the skills of real scientists? Get ahead of the curve through a nationally recognized, research-based, inquiry teaching model. Experience Argument Driven Inquiry led by a national ADI trainer.

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On-Line Workshop – Scientific Models: Build engagement and deeper sense-making

Grades 6 - 12

*Postponed until Spring 2021

Models can open up new worlds for allowing students to reflect their understanding of phenomena, especially second language learners. But learning to use them in new ways takes time. Join us for a lively day of activities and strategies.

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Blended On-Line Course - Argumentation: The Language of Inquiry

Grades 5 - 12

Summer On-line Workshop, June 22-25 & 29-30             
Fall On-line Lesson Implementation, September 7–October 18
Final Face-to-Face (at the Museum), October 17, 2020

2 Graduate Level Credit Hours + Certificate for 15 hrs toward CLDE certification

Discover new ways to get all learners in your classroom excited about the “sense-making” part of their investigations, simulations and labs. During this on-line and face-to-face course, you will learn-by-doing practical strategies to enrich and motivate your students’ discourse, writing and reading. Have fun as you observe, practice, plan and implement research-based strategies that support all learners.

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Archive: Explore Before Explain with Pat Brown (Webinar)

Grades 3 - 8

Original Program Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Take a moment to connect online with other teachers and pick up some new tips to spruce up and deepen your lessons for the end of the year.

Archive: Making Argumentation Work in On-Line Environments (Webinar)

Grades 5 - 12

Original Program Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

How can we use scientific argumentation as a way to continue building community and connection with our students in on-line learning environments? What might Argumentation look like on-line?