The 2018 Teachers’ Evolution Workshop will be held at the New York State Museum on Saturday, October 13. The workshop is a professional development opportunity for New York science teachers, especially those that teach biology and environmental science to middle and high school students. The workshop is presented by Ph.D. -level NYSM scientists including an ornithologist (Jeremy Kirchman), a malacologist (Denise Mayer), an ichthyologist (Jeremy Wright) and two paleontologists (Robert Feranec and Lisa Amati).
Teachers will earn 7.5 hours of continuing education credit from the State Education Department. They will gain valuable insight into the forefront of scientific research happening right here in New York State, including up-to-date information on genetics, the fossil record, and evolution. The workshop is aligned with specific NYS Learning Standards and the Regents Exams in The Living Environment, and with a focus on ELA skills. Participants receive a box lunch and coffee breaks and will take away a bound booklet of relevant essays and tools for use in the classroom.
Participant fee: $25
Applications due by October 1, 2018. The workshop is limited to 35 participants.