CTLE Professional Development Workshops for Educators

Workshop participants gain access to real-world applications, authentic research, and thoughtful lessons that accelerate an understanding of the natural sciences. Since 2001, our PhD-level researches have provided excellent educational opportunities for teachers. 

Teacher workshops at the Museum:

  • Are aligned with New York State Learning Standards;
  • Are led by leading science and history research professionals;
  • Encourage hands-on and inquiry-based training opportunities;
  • Assist teachers in renewing educational material with current content; and
  • Provide CTLE Professional Development Credits.

Annual Workshop Descriptions

  • DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop

    Held annually in July.
    Join State Museum geologists at the DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop and learn more about Earth Science and New York's unique geology. Real world applications of current research address the New York State Learning Standards. Varied presentations, discussions, exercises and field trips will be led by staff geologists. Topics include sedimentary and glacial geology, paleontology, mineralogy, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geological influences on ecology, and more.

  • Evolution Workshop

    Held annually in October. Registration begins in August.
    This one-day workshop (8 contact hours) is designed for high school and middle school science teachers and addresses New York State Learning Standards. Teachers will learn about current evolutionary theory, recent discoveries, and resources and ideas for effective classroom exercises.