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Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to supporting our educators through unique and engaging professional development opportunities.
Fossil Fest Teacher Workshop
As part of Fossil Fest at the Cintinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Dr. Alycia Stigal of Ohio University will be running her teacher workshop to equip teachers with instruction and materials (including fossils!) for a lesson plan that leverages local fossils to examine changes in organisms, community structure and environments in the Cincinnati Ohio region. This class will be geared to middle school teachers but is open to all. The workshop takes place on November 5th, 2017 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Admission to the zoo is not included. The workshop is free to teachers. Pre-registration is required by emailing Chantal Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator Workshops at the Edge of Appalachia
Sponsored by the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Educators at the Edge program will provide participants with experiential learning opportuities. Explore topics focused on natural history and gain new skills to be used in the classroom. These exciting classes are open to classroom teachers, naturalists and other non-traditional educators. Graduate credit through Ashland University is available as well as up to 45 contact hours. Visit our website for dates, times, topics and registration infromation.
Fundamentals of Inquiry Teacher Workshops
Get back to the basics of teaching science to your students! Join us for hands-on, team-oriented workshops developed specifically for educators interested in exploring the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching with STEM applications. These 90-minute workshops illuminate the power of learning science content through inquiry and introduce strategies for providing inquiry-based experiences in the classroom.
- Comparing Approaches to Hands-On Science: Children approach learning about science in different ways. Educators should be able to vary their approaches to meet the needs of every student. Experience three approaches to teaching science in your classroom.
- Process Skills: Children young and old use the same process skills when learning science. Experience them in this hands-on workshop that will foster your students' interest and success in science.
- Subtle Shifts: In order to help learners develop the process skills needed for science exploration and inquiry, teachers gradually shift to giving learners more responsibility for using these skills in science activities. Practice making small shifts in existing activities to help learners strengthen the process skills needed for scientific inquiry.
One workshop for $250 or all three workshops for $700
Interested in having a Fundamentals of Inquiry workshop at your location? We're able to cater our workshops to your schools' needs with activities chosen by you! For more information concerning these workshop opportunities, please contact Karen Venetian at (513) 287-7000, ext. 7204.
Early Childhood Science Inquiry Teacher Education
This professional development program helps early childhood educators hone their skills in creating inquiry-based experiments for their students. Learn more
Learning Through Play
Duke Energy Children’s Museum presents the Learning Through Play Conference annually. This unique, one-day conference focuses on how parents, educators and childcare professionals can use play as an effective tool in their interactions with and education of young children. Learn More
Insights Lecture Series
These lectures feature local and national experts speaking on a variety of subjects chosen for their relevance and their ability to spark insight and dialogue. Learn More
Cincinnati Heritage Programs Tours
Heritage Programs has been presenting historical, cultural and architectural tours for over 20 years. As an outreach association of the Cincinnati Historical Society, the docents of the all-volunteer Cincinnati Heritage Programs have unlocked doors to privately owned places generally not open to the public. All topics are thoroughly researched for accuracy. Learn More
Dinosaur Field School
If you’re interested in dinosaurs and want to participate in a real dig, this is the trip for you! This weeklong session will give you a wide range of experience in the basic principles and techniques of geology and paleontology. Training and collecting supplies will be provided by Cincinnati Museum Center staff under the direction of Dr. Glenn Storrs, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology. Learn More
Hahn Site Field School
Have you always wanted to participate in a real archaeology excavation? If so, you're in luck. Every summer, Museum Center presents an annual archaeology field school, a series of four weeklong field school sessions at the Hahn Site in Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. Join us for a week or longer and experience the thrill of uncovering artifacts and features from this Late Prehistoric village site along the Little Miami River. Learn More