DH Cadwell Earth Science Teacher Workshop


Dates: July 9 – 11, 2019 (*evening meet-and-greet on July 8)
Location: SUNY New Paltz and surrounding Hudson Valley locations
Fee: $115 (includes educational materials, three lunches, picnic dinner on July 10, and bus transportation on field trip days). Participants are responsible for breakfasts, dinners, and overnight accommodations. 

The workshop provides a three-day, hands-on educational experience for New York State Earth Science/Physical Setting teachers. Participants are immersed in geology and paleontology for a minimum of 8 hours each day, totaling 24 contact hours of continuing education credit.* The workshop provides an informal setting for learning through interaction between earth science teachers and research experts, through which participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of New York-specific topics; refine their observational and interpretive skills; and inquire, formulate, and test their scientific practices and applications.

Two field trips, guided by experts, will help teachers integrate knowledge with real-world geo-paleo experiences and assist them in building better rock, fossil, mineral, and photo collections for use in the classroom. Two teacher-to-teacher discussion sessions allow participants to collaborate and brainstorm classroom lessons and activities from their own classrooms and from content and knowledge gained during the workshop.

Registration: Please complete the registration form and submit your registration by June 20, 2019. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. If your registration form is received after capacity is reached, you will be placed on a waiting list. 

Note: The New York State Museum is an approved provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). If you are employed in a New York State school, your employing district approves all professional development activities to accrue toward your continuing professional development requirement.  This workshop provides 24 contact hours for CTLE.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten (518-486-2004 or charles.verstraeten@nysed.gov, subject line: “2019 ESW information request”)
or Jennifer Riley (518-474-5816 or jennifer.riley@nysed.gov)