Teacher Resource Day
CSTL, along with Franklin Square Schools, hosted a wonderful Teacher Resource Day this past May 27th, 2016! Over 300 teachers from Franklin Square Schools and five other school districts gathered here at Tanglewood for a day of workshops and took learning materials for their students!
Teacher Resource Day is designed to give Pre-K through elementary teachers the opportunity to explore a wide variety of STEM education resources, delivered by scientists and educators! And there is an opportunity for you to get your district involved!
Opportunities include a chance to:
- Connect with organizations and agencies that offer free resources and programs, including NOAA, DEC, NIH, and more!
- Engage in content-driven workshops on topics from Weather to Dinosaurs! (more details below)
- Join methods workshops on topics such as Process-Based Learning (PBL)!
- Meet exhibitors that provide free resources and information for STEM education!
If your or your district is interested, please contact us!
Get Your District Involved!
If you are a teacher interested in hosting a Teacher Resource Day along with CSTL, talk to your district and have them contact Dr. Ray Ann Havasy at 516-764-0045 or at RayAnn@cstl.org.
For Participating Agencies
If you are an organization or agency that would like to join Teacher Resource Day to provide free educational resources for science teachers, please call 516-764-0045, or email RayAnn@cstl.org or Jennifer@cstl.org
For Sponsors and Exhibitors
If you are interested in sponsoring our event, or exhibiting a product, complete and mail the form here: TRD vendor registration.
2016 TRD workshops included
Weather – Meteorologist Craig Allen from WCBS radio and WPIX TV explained concepts in weather. Cold and warm fronts, funnel clouds, El Niño and much more were explained to a rapt audience!
Project Based Learning – Dr. Ray Ann Havasy taught this interactive workshop that helped teachers look at lessons in a more project-based way. This teaching strategy has proven results in helping students learn and retain information and it’s not as difficult as you think! Teachers walked away with an easy way to incorporate this teaching style in their classroom!
Animals – CSTL’s zoologist Jen Duprey and our animal caretaker Matt Spohrer lead our teachers through our animal “jungle”, having an interactive discussion with topics like the differences between reptiles and amphibians, key adaptations that some of our local animals have to help them survive and gave our teachers the chance to “meet” some of CSTL’s amazing animals!
Call 516-764-0045 with any questions