Join us in July for the New York State Museum’s Annual Earth Science Teacher Workshop. This year’s workshop will be held in Albany. Workshop leaders will be New York State Museum geology and paleontology staff, Drs. Lisa Amati, Marian Lupulescu, Andrew Kozlowski, and Chuck Ver Straeten.
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.
In the course of the 3-day workshop, two field trips, guided by experts, will help teachers integrate learned knowledge with real-world geo-paleo experiences and assist them 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 toward your continuing professional development requirement.
Location: New York State Museum, Albany, Albany County, NY
Dates: Tuesday through Thursday, July 10, 11, and 12, 2018
Eligibility: Teachers of Earth Science/Physical Setting
Professional Development Credit: 24 contact hours of continuing education credit (CEU).
Fee: $115: Includes educational materials, Tuesday and Wednesday lunches, Wednesday dinner, and bus transportation on field trips. This is a flat fee per person. Breakfasts, Tuesday dinner, and Thursday lunch are not included. Parking next to the State Museum is available for an additional $10 per day; it can be reserved on the application form.
Participants are responsible for their own accommodations; transportation to/from the New York State Museum; and breakfasts, Tuesday evening dinner, and Thursday lunch. A certificate of completion (for 24 CEUs) will be presented following the workshop.
Applications due June 26, 2018. The number of participants is limited to 30.
For more information:
Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten (518-486-2004 or email@example.com, subject line: “2018 ESW information request”),
or write to New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center Room 3140, Albany, NY 12230