Professional Development Workshops
two teachers clowning around with Snack Tectonics activity

In addition to our more intensive Peabody Fellows programs, the Yale Peabody Museum occasionally runs or hosts half-day or full-day workshops for educators on a variety of topics. If you are interested in arranging a professional development workshop for your staff, please contact us to discuss your ideas and determine whether or not we can meet your needs.

 

 

Upcoming Workshops:

 

Strength in Numbers: How to Use Museum Specimen Data in the Classroom

A summer workshop for High School educators

Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18, 2014

From 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

NOW FULL but accepting names for waitlist

 

Variation, both within and between species, is at the very heart of evolutionary biology, since variation is a necessary prerequisite for evolution by natural selection, and analysis of variation is a fundamental way to detect evolutionary change. Museum collections, with their large depth and breadth, can provide a unique resource for investigating this variation. In this two-day workshop for High School educators, learn about available datasets and image banks, how to analyze the variation in those data/images, and how to relate the results to evolutionary principles. In addition, this workshop will demonstrate that the biological "backyard" is available as a classroom, whereby students and teachers can make measurements and observations on easily obtained specimens.

 

For complete details and link to the online application, CLICK HERE

 

 

Past Workshops:

2013

Strength in Numbers: How to Use Museum Specimen Data in the Classroom

NASA Galileo Educator Network Teacher Workshop

A 21st Century Approach to Teaching Electricity and Magnetism: Content and Pedagogy

A 21st Century Approach to Teaching Electricity and Magnetism: Real World Applications

Egypt in a Diverse World: The Time of the Ramses

 

2012

Climate Change (linked to Seasons of Change exhibition)

Big Food (linked to exhibition)

A Collaborative 21st Century Approach to Implementing the Current Science Curriculum

 

2011

World Wide Waldens

 

2010

Coffee (linked to exhibition)

Monarch Teacher Network

Black Holes (linked to exhibition)

 

2009

Disease Detectives (linked to exhibition)

Teaching Ancient Egypt

America in Iraq: An Archaeological Perspective

 

2007

Alien Earths (linked to exhibition)