Professional Development for Educators


4:30pm - 6:30pm

Fairfield Museum Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development for Educators

Inquiry with History I: Change Over Time & Museum Collections
In collaboration with New Canaan Public Schools
Recommended for teachers in grades 1 – 5 (all educators are welcome).
Tuesday, October 13, 4:30 – 6:30pm. $20 fee, coffee and refreshments will be served.

Scholarships available for teachers in Bridgeport and Norwalk Schools. To register or to request a scholarship, call Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598 or register online.

This workshop will cover the new CT Social Studies Frameworks and resources at the Fairfield Museum that complement and support the content and themes with a focus on grades 1 – 3. Learn about the Inquiry Arc with Christine Jewell, Director of Education, and brainstorm with other teachers on how to infuse inquiry not just with social studies, but in other areas such as language arts. Mary Hanna, K-8 Social Studies Coordinator for New Canaan Public Schools, will discuss how the New Canaan school district incorporates inquiry in their curriculum.

Christine Jewell and Walter Matis, the Museum's Program and Volunteer Coordinator, will demonstrate two object-based programs that utilize objects and historical sources to study the past and to compare life in the past to life today.

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