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Professional Development



For Teachers by Teachers

Collaborate with Museum educators to create activities and lesson plans for the Museum! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For Teachers By Teachers Application





First-time Science Fair Training
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4-6 pm

Turn Science Fairs into the ultimate opportunity for problem-based learning! Learn to support and facilitate students through topic choice, project approval, research, and display production. the best part? Do it all while engaging students and meeting 21st Century Skills and Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices. For grades 6-12.

After the workshop, join the NHM for Citizen Science and Cocktails  to hear how we are learning about L.A.'s biodiversity with the help of our citizens. Additional RSVP required.

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Or call Anne Maben at (563) 833-4127

Laws, Theories and Hypotheses: Revealing Science through Words
October 11, 2014. 9 am - 1 pm

Definition and use of terminology directly impacts our understanding of science. In this workshop, we’ll work with Dr. Paul Narguizian, a CSULA specialist in science education, to define and understand key vocabulary. Take these skills back to the classroom and lead Nature of Science discussions with students of any age, build their scientific literacy, and support the NGSS.

Registration opens Monday, September 22

Animal Care for the Classroom
November 11, 2014. 9 am - 1 pm

Registration opens Monday, November 20

Exploring Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art the collection of fomento Cultural Banamex with Students 
December 13, 2014. Time TBD

All Professional Development at the NHM is free unless otherwise noted. To ensure we are taking advantage of our resources, let us know if you cannot attend so we can offer opportunities to others. Registration for Educator Workshops opens three weeks before the Workshop date.




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Download documents from past NHM Educator Workshops on our Workshop Resources Page.