Peabody Teachers Collaborative on Global Change
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Peabody Teachers Collaborative on Global Change

New Opportunity - Summer Science Institute

Peabody Teachers Collaborative on Global Change

FREE 3-Day Summer Teacher Institute



  • Session 1: Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Session 2: Tuesday, July 30 through Thursday August 1, 2013

Application closed.


The Museum is excited to offer a professional development opportunity for educators who teach CT Science Standard 4.2: All organisms depend on the living and non-living features of the environment for survival.  With science content addressing Common Core ELA informational text reading, research and writing standards, the institute will focus on global change in its many forms including climate change and its many associated effects on ecosystems and living things.  The institute will feature a brand new event-based curriculum unit developed cooperatively by area teachers and Museum educators.  The curriculum is event-based and object oriented.


CLICK HERE for the Migration in the Balance mini-unit.


The institute will make excellent use of the Museum’s exhibits, particularly the world-renowned diorama halls, and visit outdoor spaces in New Haven and at Yale’s West Campus in West Haven and Orange.  The Yale Climate and Energy Institute is a key partner in this endeavor, providing significant support for the content of the institute.


Institute Goals:


Teachers will demonstrate:

  • better capacity for integrating object-based pedagogy into their existing curriculum
  • increased ability to integrate inquiry investigations into their existing curriculum
  • confidence and skill in working with ecology and environmental science information and data
  • capability to synthesize and transform their knowledge for use in the classroom.


Students will demonstrate:


  • ability to perform inquiry-based environmental science investigations
  • increased awareness and understanding of the impacts of global change



Teachers accepted to participate in the summer institute will receive:


  • FREE 3-day institute, including hands-on curriculum training, morning coffee and lunch
  • Support throughout the following year:
    • access to Peabody Museum education staff
    • one free Peabody Museum program for your class
    • free family passes to give to each of your students
  • Access to a Global Change materials kit that includes Museum objects and specimens
  • $200 stipend after teaching and assessing the complete set of activities in your classroom
  • Free Peabody Museum Family Membership


Each institute will run from 8:30am to 3:30pm and include a light breakfast, coffee, and lunch each day.  The institute will meet at the Peabody Museum’s Community Education Center at Yale’s West Campus, located at 230 West Campus Drive in Orange, CT.  Transportation will be provided for visits to the Peabody Museum in New Haven.  Each session is limited to 20 teachers.  


Contact Tom Parlapiano, Institute Coordinator, with questions at or by phone at 203-737-3065.


For more information and background about this institute, click here.


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