The Yale Peabody Museum offers a wide range of opportunities and resources for teachers, from a visit to the Museum with your students to our nationally recognized professional development programs! Please see the menu on the left to navigate, or contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for.
Summer 2013 holds a record number of teacher institutes and workshops! Please follow the links below (listed chronologically) to find out more about each of these opportunities.
For teachers of grades 7-12
We invite science teachers to pilot standards-based STEM curriculum resources in their classrooms. Modular units explore the influence of climate change on emerging insect-borne infections such as dengue fever, malaria, and leishmaniasis.
For High School teachers
The second year of the Museum’s Indigenous Cultures of the Americas Institute will explore Native American/European contact and the impact, both immediate and long term, to cultural, political and economic institutions of indigenous and European peoples.
For all grade levels
This institute will take teachers on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, exploring the three main themes of the exhibition on display at the Peabody Museum: hieroglyphs, mummy-mania, and Egyptosophy. NOTE: This is a Yale PIER Institute.
For teachers of grades 3-5
Become a NASA Galileo Educator through this 15-hour professional development opportunity for teachers. This workshop is offered by NASA Galileo Educator Fellow Christopher Stone, in collaboration with the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium and the Yale Peabody Museum.
For High School Teachers
In this workshop, learn about available datasets and image banks for museum collections and how to best utilize them in a classroom setting to teach evolutionary principles. NOTE: INSTITUTE IS FULL.
Peabody Teachers Collaborative on Global Change July 23-25 and July 30-August 1
For Elementary School teachers
This institute will focus on global change in its many forms, including climate change, and its associated effects on ecosystems and living things. The curriculum, developed by fellow Connecticut teachers, is event-based and object oriented.
Solar System Investigations August 13-15 FULL
For upper Elementary and Middle School teachers
This institute is built around the Connecticut State Science Standards for Grades 6 and 8 about seasons, moon phases and the solar system and is a joint effort of the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium and the Yale Peabody Museum. NOTE: INSTITUTE IS FULL.
Register for the P. REX Club (Peabody Regional Educators’ eXchange) and receive monthly e-mails about upcoming events, programs and professional development opportunities just for educators, including our signature evening programs. Sign up or find out more about the P. REX Club here.
P. REX evening programs in a nutshell: