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Education :: Professional Development Workshops for Teachers


Earth Science Workshop The DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop
This annual workshop, designed by geologists at the State Museum, helps Earth Science teachers improve student test scores by increasing their familiarity with the geologic environment and geologic history of New York State.

Evolution Workshop Evolution Workshop
This one-day workshop (8 contact hours) is designed for high school and middle school science teachers and addresses NY State Learning Standards for teaching evolution. Teachers will learn about current evolutionary theory, recent discoveries, and resources and ideas for effective classroom exercises.

Archaeology Workshop Unearthing History: Teaching Social Studies through the Study of Archaeology
Designed for social studies teachers in grades 2-8, this workshop offers 32 contact hours with two in-service credits. It invites teachers to actively participate in the process of archaeology and learn about regional history through classroom lectures, fieldwork, and analysis of material objects in Museum collection areas.

Native People's Workshop

Living Traditions: Planning for Native American Month in New York Classrooms

Principally aimed at middle and secondary teachers, this new workshop focuses on planning lessons and activities about aspects of the history, culture, material culture and museum collections and exhibitions about American Indian peoples and nations in New York, especially for use in conjunction with national Native American month (November).

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Presentations and discussions led by researchers and educators from the State Museum and the Capital Region

View/Download Workshop Presentation Files
>> Evolution Workshop, July 2010
>> Evolution Workshop, July 2009

For more information contact Jason Cryan Ph. D Director of the Laboratory for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics or Valerie Fish room 3140 NY State Museum, Albany NY 12230 phone 518-474-5817

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