Teacher Workshops at the Montshire
Montshire hosts several professional development opportunities for teachers. Programs range from half-day workshops to two-week summer institutes. The Montshire maintains a professional staff with expertise in teaching and learning techniques, inquiry science, natural history and environmental education, and curriculum development. Our teacher enhancement and professional development programs have been supported by various agencies and programs, including the National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Energy; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; U.S. Environmental Protection Administration; NASA, National Institutes of Health, and Vermont Institute of Science, Math and Technology.
Online registration for 2014-15 programs will be available beginning July 15.
Teacher Workshops at Your School
These short, content and lesson-based workshops are typically used by schools during in-service days or staff meeting times. We offer a variety of workshops that last between 90 minutes to two hours. Each workshop includes hands-on activities that help build understanding of science content and methodology. Workshops may be scheduled as a single program or as a multi-day series. Typical contracting agents include schools, school districts, and science teacher associations. Multi-day series' are available. Cost is based on duration of project, travel, and workshop materials.
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Not sure how to teach a unit on simple machines that is chock full of great inquiry experiences? Think your lessons on habitats are only ho-hum? Work one-on-one with a professional educator who will visit you in your classroom, listen to your needs, help you design great student experiences that are aligned with state standards, and co-teach lessons using Montshire's resources, equipment, and collections. Coaching can re-energize your teaching by helping you build content knowledge and develop exciting ideas that can be used throughout the school year.
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FIRST® LEGO® Rookie Coaches Training 6:30 pmAudience: AdultsMembers: Free Non-members: FreePre-Registration Required
Teaching Life Cycles, Habitats, and Seasonal Change with Insects 9:00 amAudience: TeachersMembers: $125 Non-members: $125Pre-Registration Required
Tinkering, Making, and Designing with Electricity 9:00 amAudience: TeachersMembers: $125 Non-members: $125Pre-Registration Required
Rock Cycle and Plate Tectonics 9:00 amAudience: TeachersMembers: $125 Non-members: $125Pre-Registration Required
Using the NGSS Science Practices in Your Classroom 9:00 amAudience: TeachersMembers: $125 Non-members: $125Pre-Registration Required
Engineering in the Science Curriculum: Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards 9:00 amAudience: TeachersMembers: $125 Non-members: $125Pre-Registration Required
Microscopes on the Road for the Upper Elementary Classroom 9:00 amAudience: TeachersMembers: $75 Non-members: $75