Professional Development

Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development

See how museum resources can add new layers of real-life history into the classroom.

In a partnership with the Fairfield University Graduate School of Education, professors and students have created educational programs and activities utilizing the museum’s rich resources and collections for regional schools and educators.
“the teachers were really impressed with the quality and quantity of work the teacher curriculum committee produced”
Gary Rosato, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments
Fairfield Public Schools

“Today’s sessions will help to incorporate technology using higher order thinking skills.”
K-8 Library Media Specialist, New Haven, CT

Offerings have included:
~ Teaching with Primary Sources
~ Teaching with America’s Game: Baseball
~ How to use GIS in the classroom
~ Geospatial Technologies with GIS expert Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Environmental Systems Research Institute, a GIS company, as well as Adjunct Instructor at the University of Denver.
~ Digital History with Bill Ferster, Faculty at the University of Virginia with a joint appointment with the Center for Technology and Teacher Education at the Curry School of Education and the Virginia Center for Digital History.
~ Finding Connecticut at the Library of Congress with LOC Ambassador Dr. Ann Canning of Waynesburg University
~ A Library of Congress / Teaching with Primary Sources grant with Fairfield University established the Fairfield Museum as a provider of high-quality Professional Development utilizing new technologies and primary sources. The project served 128 teachers and school librarians who serve over 11,000 students.