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School Science Partnership Spring Professional Development Series


Educator in professional development workshop

School Science Partnerships has three main components to the work we do with all of our partner schools: In-Classroom Support, Connections to Museum Resources, and Teacher Professional Development. In response to feedback provided by teachers and administrators across all of our partner schools, we are providing three professional development sessions across the spring season for teachers from across partners schools. 

We highly encourage all our SSP teachers to attend all three workshops – time spent in these workshops will not only advance your teaching practice, but create clear connections across all our work together this year.

We know your time is valuable and to show our appreciation, all attendees will receive 2.5 clock hours, dinner and a $40 stipend for attendance.

Advance registration is required. Follow the link below to complete the form and register for workshops.

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  • Museum specimens in a drawer

    Curating your Classroom Collections

    Thursday, March 15
    4:15 to 7pm

    Teachers will discover techniques for integrating plants, animals, and specimens into their teaching practice. Take a deep-dive into developing inquiry, and fueling your classroom through high-impact strategies for real-world connections and authentic— and engaging—science learning. Walk away with fresh perspectives on bringing place-based education into your classroom!

  • Educator holding a bird specimen

    Birds: Near and Far

    Thursday, April 19
    4:15 to 7pm

    Teachers will explore the museum’s exhibit Birds of Paradise to not only to observe this striking collection, but to gain a deeper understanding of how museum exhibits can be integrated into classroom teaching. Teachers will have the opportunity to discover more about preserved bird specimens and discuss real-world strategies to incorporate familiar urban birds into your teaching.

  • Educator holding a superworm

    What’s Bugging You?

    Thursday, May 17
    4:15 to 7pm

    Teachers will participate in hands-on investigation (i.e. water quality testing, pitfall traps, and more!) to learn more about local insects. Engage in insect species identification through a mini-field trip to a near-by pond! Explore how Citizen Science can be integrated into your classroom in the hands-on study of bugs.

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