Earth Science Teacher Workshop

Tuesday, July 9, to Thursday, July 11, 2019

Off-Site
Cost To Be Determined
Save the date for the New York State Museum’s D.H. 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
*Workshop registration documents, including information on the workshop cost, will be announced by early spring.
 
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.
 
 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 Erin Zielinski (518-474-5812 or erin.zielinski@nysed.gov)