Saturday, January 18, 2014 10am - 12pm:
Learning Through Collections 101: Using Objects in Your Classroom
Turn your classroom into an interactive space where students take learning into their own hands – literally! Practice new teaching strategies that prepare you to bring real artifacts and specimens into the classroom. Sit down with a Museum Educator to map out the best way to enhance your curriculum through Museum connections. Leave with new skills, teacher-created activities, and materials from the Harris Learning Collection to inspire your students about Earth’s natural and cultural diversity.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 10am - 12pm:
Do You Speak Science?: Using Objects to Develop ELLs' Academic Language
The hands-on study of science provides an amazing opportunity for English Language Learners to learn and practice cross-disciplinary academic language that will serve them in all subject areas! Find out how object-based learning can scaffold students in this process, and collaborate with museum educators and colleagues to incorporate these object-based supports into your curriculum.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 10am - 12pm:
More than a Pretty Flower: Teaching NGSS with Plants
Field Museum scientist Matt VonKonrat will share how scientists have used the 3 million plant specimens in our botany collection to study evolution, the effects of climate change, and more! Learn about how students can use botany specimens and models for their own research as they explore Next Generation Science Standards Crosscutting Concepts, such as cause and effect; systems; stability and change. Finally, discover how students can collaborate with scientists in analyzing real data through citizen science.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10am - 12pm:
STEAM at The Field: Sketching and Science
Explore how art and science connect with Field Museum artist-in-residence, Peggy MacNamara. We will practice using skills of observation both to bring to life an animal to life as a piece of artwork and to gain further scientific knowledge about that specimen. Get ready to share a new app “The Art and Science of Birds” with your students and use it as a tool to enhance both the sciences and the arts!
*Pre-registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.