Learning Through Collections Professional Development Series

Join us on Saturdays in the 2014-2015 school year for FREE professional development focused on using collections with students.

All workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon.  

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Learning Through Collections 101

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.  Explore object-based learning through a variety of activities and hands-on experiences. Leave with new skills, student activity ideas, and materials from the Harris Learning Collection to inspire your students about Earth’s natural and cultural diversity.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards 

Get a hands-on and in-depth introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards!  Explore how the standards are designed and make connections to your current science curriculum.  You’ll have a chance to collaborate with other educators and practice using the standards to create learning goals and assessments.  We’ll also demonstrate how to use the Harris Learning Collection materials to meet these exciting new benchmarks.

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Life and Death in Anciet Egypt 

Journey into the world of the Ancient Egyptian!  Our guide through this tale of life and death?  The written word!  Learn about the development of writing, including Egyptian hieroglyphs, and the role that writing played in both the daily and ceremonial life of Ancient Egyptians.  This session will include a  guided tour through the full-sized mastaba, or tomb, of Unis-Ankh and tips on how to use an Experience Box model of this tomb in your classroom.

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards (Repeat of February 21 workshop)

Get a hands-on and in-depth introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards!  Explore how the standards are designed and make connections to your current science curriculum.  You’ll have a chance to collaborate with other educators and practice using the standards to create learning goals and assessments.  We’ll also demonstrate how to use the Harris Learning Collection materials to meet these exciting new benchmarks.

Want to register?  Have questions?  Email harris@fieldmuseum.org.

  • Free with pre-registration
  • Free parking available

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