NYS Museum Evolution Teacher Workshop — Evolution in 10 NYSM Specimens

9:30AM - 5:00PM
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The 2017 Teachers’ Evolution Workshop, Evolution in 10 New York State Museum Specimens, will be held at the New York State Museum on Saturday, October 14.  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. Four Ph.D.-level NYSM scientists will present including an ornithologist (Jeremy Kirchman), a malacologist (Denise Mayer), and two paleontologists (Robert Feranec and Lisa Amati).

Participants 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 Regents' Exams in The Living Environment, with a focus on ELA skills.  Participants receive a box lunch and coffee breaks, and will take away a book (The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins) and new ideas 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. 

Eligibility: Teachers of Biology and Environmental Science (6th – 12th grade) 
Teacher CTLE Credit: 7.5 CTLE hours
Cost: $30.00

Applications are due October 6, 2017. The number of participants is limited to 30.