Teachers receive three hours of professional development credit per class!

The Buffalo Museum of Science’s professional development classes are for all grade levels, as content will be adaptable unless specifically noted otherwise.

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Featured Class

PHYSICS OF SOUND, Febuary 1, 2017 5pm-7pm - REGISTER NOW

An introductory workshop on sound waves. Participants will build their own working microphone for their classroom.


Professional Development Topics & Dates

HOW THE 3D CINEMA ENHANCES CLASSROOM LEARNING

January 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The National Geographic 3D Cinema is a unique offering to the Buffalo Museum of Science. National Geographic provides a wealth of classroom resources, activities and materials that are standards based and free to use.  Join us for this Professional Development session and learn how the cinema can add a substantial amount of learning to a very memorable experience. *Please note, the first 10 teachers that sign up for this session will be free of charge and will receive a FREE VISIT voucher to the museum and the cinema.

CLASSIFICATION

January 11, 2017 5pm - 7pm
Explore various classroom topics in which classification can be used to expand understanding. Focus will be placed on classifying organisms and minerals based the features of that connect or differentiate them. The program will cover a variety of topics from the basic ideas of classifying by color, shape or texture to the advanced ideas of taxonomy and dichotomous keys

PHYSICS OF SOUND

February 1, 2017 5pm - 7pm
An introductory workshop on sound waves. Participants will build their own working microphone for their classroom. 

INTUITIVE ENGINEERING

February 15, 2017 5pm - 7pm
Providing a hands-on approach to basic engineering in the classroom.

INVENTION CONVENTION CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING WORKSHOP - Canceled

April 19, 2017 4pm - 7pm
This workshop has been canceled. Learn fun, engaging, and hands-on tools designed to maximize your learning and to help you feel comfortable leading your students (and others) to creative and inventive thinking. WNYIC and the International Center for Studies in Creativity will present creative tools to help you lead your students, your coworkers, and yourself to generate, evaluate, and compare interesting ideas. These tools include guidelines for Divergent and Convergent Thinking, Brainstorming, Forced Connections and SCAMPER, and more. 

MAXIMIZING FIELD TRIPS

April 19, 2017 4pm - 7pm - Canceled
This class has been canceled. Solidify your in-class lessons with outside field work based assessments. Learn how to maximize field trips to not only enhance classwork, but to learn the importance of testing classroom curricula in a real world setting.

DON'T CALL ME A GEEK!

April 19, 2017 5pm - 7pm
Understanding girls bias towards science, and what we can do about it! We will be reflecting on our own experiences in science education, reflecting on our own experiences and reviewing statistics on girls interested in science past and present. In this professional development session, participants will learn about how science and math teachers inadvertently discriminate against girls in their classrooms, what we as adults can do to encourage girls STEM skills and why STEM is crucial to the success of girls in general (whether or not they make science a career in the future). Learn why being called a "geek" or any labeling of girls in school can be damaging in addition to reviewing solutions to this social problem.

Professional Development Pricing

$25 for Museum members
$30 for non-members

Includes entry to the museum's permanent exhibits and galleries

Reserve your spot today! Pre-registration required. Call 716.896.5200 x338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.