Professional Development Opportunities

  • 01 Jul 2020 7:01 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    COMING JULY 2020

    Held annually in July

    Join State Museum geologists at the DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop and learn more about Earth Science and New York's unique geology. Real world applications of current research address the New York State Learning Standards. Varied presentations, discussions, exercises and field trips will be led by staff geologists. Topics include sedimentary and glacial geology, paleontology, mineralogy, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geological influences on ecology, and more.

  • 13 Mar 2020 8:59 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    Real World Science at The National WWII Museum

    Free Opportunity for Teachers:

    This year’s cohort will join the program in New Orleans from July 12th-18th 2020.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 cohort of Real World.  Applications are accepted from January 6th 2020 through March 13th 2020.

    The Real World Science Summer Teacher Seminar brings 28 teachers who will be teaching science to 5th-8th graders in the following school year to our museum for a week long training experience. Two of the spots are reserved for Louisiana teachers, and teachers from public and public charter schools are accepted. We are particularly looking for teachers with 2-10 years of experience who are excited to improve their practice of science teaching.   

    The teachers learn best practices in science teaching and 3D instruction while being introduced to the Real World Science curriculum. It includes a trip to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory in Livingston, LA, and a field day doing water quality studies at City Park and Lake Pontchartrain.

    Teachers are reimbursed for flight expenses, and the museum provides hotel accommodations and most meals.

    Applications are accepted from January 6th 2020 through March 13th 2020.

    Apply here:


    For more information, email realworldscience@nationalww2museum.org

  • 08 Feb 2020 10:00 AM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    NSTA Virtual Conference: The Crosscutting Concepts as Lenses to Explore Phenomena, February 8, 2020  (10am-2pm)

    Crosscutting concepts are sometimes the neglected dimension of the NGSS and other standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education. But crosscutting concepts can provide students a useful lens for making sense of phenomena. They include patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change. Join us on Saturday, February 8, starting at 10 am Eastern, to learn how crosscutting concepts can be used as lenses to explore phenomena. 

    By the end of this virtual conference, participants will be able to:

    Construct an explanation of why crosscutting concepts are valuable tools for students as they make sense of phenomena.

    Analyze students learning in a specific disciplinary context to determine the role crosscutting concepts played in their learning.

    Explain how student’s understanding of the crosscutting concepts can be assessed.

    Elementary, Middle School, High School

    Fee: $63 NSTA Member   $79 Non-member

  • 17 Oct 2019 8:50 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    NSTA Science Update: Exploring Earth's Final Frontier - The Deep Sea

    October 17, 2019   7:00 - 8:00pm ET
    Free!! for NSTA and Non-members

  • 18 Sep 2019 8:48 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    Pulse of the Planet: The State of the Climate in 2019

    September 18, 2019  7:00 - 8:00pm
    Free!! for NSTA and Non-members

  • 26 Aug 2019 8:29 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    The American Meterological Society DataStreme courses are conducted primarily online through a collaboration between AMS, California University of Pennsylvania, and a national network of peer-trainers.

    The courses are directed toward middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers. 

    • DataStreme Atmosphere focuses on the study of the atmospheric environment, 
    • DataStreme Ocean explores the ocean in the Earth system, and 
    • DataStreme Earth's Climate System (ECS) incorporates inquiry-based instructional strategies and a holistic concept of Earth from oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial climate and problem-focused perspectives.
    For more information about the courses go to: https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/datastreme-program/

    The course schedules run weekly through the Fall 2019 (Start Sept.2)and again Spring 2020 (Start Jan.27) - see course Schedules

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