Earn CPDUs, CEUs, or National Louis graduate credit. Current opportunities are listed below. If you have questions regarding our educator workshops, email us: email@example.com.
Learning Through Collections Professional Development Series
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 required - email firstname.lastname@example.org
2 CPDUs, Free with pre-registration
Free parking available
Educator Open House
Before you finish out the 2013-2014 school year, remember to check back here for the date of the Annual Educator Open House at The Field Museum! This yearly event is typically hosted on a weeknight evening in early fall.
Educator Open House highlights often include:
- Going behind-the-scenes with Field Museum scientists
- Exploring objects from our collections up-close
- Getting tips and tricks from Museum Educators
- Viewing temporary exhibitions - sometimes BEFORE they are open to the public!
- Special offers available only to Educator Open House attendees
This is a free event open to all educators.
The Field Ambassador program is a professional learning community through which Chicago-area educators receive on-going professional development on the Museum’s resources—our exhibitions, collections, educational programs—and best practices in using museums to support student learning. In return, Field Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Museum and their school community by sharing our resources with colleagues and keeping us abreast of the changing needs of the educator-audience. For more information about program dates, requirements of participation, and to download an application visit Field Ambassadors!
Teacher professional development programs sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Learn the ins and outs of planning successful focused field trips, how to bring the Museum's collections to your classroom, or dive deep into content. Schedule a 3-hour customized professional development program for educators at the Museum or your school. More details on the Educator In-Services page.