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Science Teacher Professional Development at the Treworgy Planetarium

November 5

Mystic Seaport Museum invites science teachers of all grade levels to join us for a special day of professional development on November 5, 2019 at Treworgy Planetarium. This full-day event will be hosted by the Museum’s Treworgy Planetarium, and will feature a series of workshops about creating hands-on, immersive lessons for Earth and Space Science units that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Keynote speaker Dr. Philip Sadler, F.W. Wright Senior Lecturer in the Department of Astronomy and Director of the Science Education Department at Harvard University, will speak on “Students’ Scientific Misconceptions: What They Are, Where They Come From, and What to Do About Them.”

As the state-wide adoption of NGSS continues, formal and informal science educators are challenged to re-imagine the process by which students learn science. Critical thinking, problem solving, and charting one’s own course from problem to solution are all crucial components of NGSS. At this special Election Day event, Mystic Seaport Museum will share some of the programs and activities that we offer to accomplish the goals of NGSS, and will empower attending teachers to create their own hands-on experiences for their students.

The $25 registration fee includes attendance to the workshops, the keynote address, and lunch which will be provided on-grounds at the Museum.

Details can be found in the agenda of the day.