Bakken Teacher Academy 2017-18:Science Learning from the Works of Scientists
For: 6th-12th grade science teachers. Teams of science teachers are encouraged.
WHAT: Science Learning from the Works of Scientists is a year-long program for middle- and high-school science teachers featuring history-of-science resources from The Bakken’s special collections library and online libraries as well as contemporary science publications.
The program consists of a four-day summer institute that continues with workshops during the school year. The summer institute engages participants in practices for reading informational text to enhance science students’ understanding of concepts as well as their critical thinking and communication skills.
During the school year:
Participants apply what they learned to design, deliver and evaluate their own action research project for implementing effective reading practices in the science classroom. Participants will present their projects and findings to the cohort in a variety of informal and formal ways throughout the process.
Participants will earn four graduate credits in science education from Hamline University, two each for the summer and school-year components.
Participation in both summer and school-year courses is expected.
A $270 stipend is provided for completing the full course, as well as books and other materials and meals/beverages.
2017 summer Institute: 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, June 19-22
2017-2018 school-year workshops: dates TBD with input from participants. May include Saturday, evening, and/or virtual meetings.
WHERE: The Bakken Museum at 3537 Zenith Ave. South in Minneapolis
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact: Teacher Academy Director Beth Murphy