Join us in July for the New York State Museum’s Annual Earth Science Teacher Workshop. This year’s workshop will be held in western New York. Workshop leaders will be New York State Museum geology and paleontology staff.
The workshop provides a three-day, hands-on educational experience for New York 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 in the geology and paleontology of New York State and more.
Through a mix of presentations, hands-on exercises, and field experiences, participants expand their knowledge of Earth Science principles and NY-specific topics; refine their observational and interpretive skills; and inquire, formulate and test their scientific practices and applications.
Two field trips with experts help integrate learned knowledge with real world geo-paleo experiences and will assist teachers in building better rock, fossil, mineral and photo collections for use in the classroom.
*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 towards your continuing professional development requirement.
Location: SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY (Livingston County)
Eligibility: Teachers of Earth Science/Physical Setting
Dates: Tuesday through Thursday, July 11, 12 and 13, 2017
Professional Development Credit: 24 contact hours of continuing education credit (CEU).
Fee: $285: includes educational materials, breakfast and lunches, lodging for Monday through Wednesday nights (July 10-12) at SUNY Geneseo, and bus transportation on field trips. This is a flat fee per person.
Applications due June 27, 2017. The number of participants is limited to 30.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from SUNY Geneseo and for evening meals off-campus. A certificate of completion (for 24 CEUs) will be presented following the workshop.
For more information:
Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten (518 486-2004) or email Charles.VerStraeten@nysed.gov with the subject line: "2017 ESW information request"