Teacher Professional Learning
Looking to grow as an educator? Queens Botanical Garden is committed to supporting you! We offer a variety of professional learning options ranging from introductions to inquiry to school gardening.
Our programs are aligned with the New York State Learning Standards. Programs are aimed at helping equip teachers with the skills and content to enliven their classrooms and engage their students in science learning. QBG’s Teacher Professional Learning Program is an approved CTLE sponsor.
New teacher workshops will be posted in the upcoming months!
For more information, please contact [email protected] or 718.886.3800 ext. 371.
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Supporting Students in Science Learning
A 3P-credit and 45 CTLE hour course
April 8, 15, & 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2023
9am to 5:30pm
Explore phenomenon-based learning with staff from Queens Botanical Garden! The focus of this course is providing successful science experiences that allow your students to incorporate their identities. We’ll examine the ins and outs of soils and of Flushing, NYC, while exploring our own and our students’ identities and how they relate to learning. You’ll leave this course having learned additional science content as well as methods for engaging and supporting students from some traditionally marginalized populations. By the end of the class you will have backwards planned a unit of either phenomenon-based or problem-based instruction that you can use in your classroom.
$263.49 QBG fee
$125 ASPDP fee for P credits
Registration will begin in January. Please check back for registration link.
***Participants who would like P or A+ credits should sign up and pay the $125 ASPDP fee by clicking here. Please review the ASPDP participant policies on that site.
Workshops for Groups of Teachers
To request a workshop for eight or more teachers, please CLICK HERE.
If you are an individual teacher looking for a workshop, please email [email protected].
Our educators provide custom programs for your educators’ needs. Sample topics include:
Half-Day or Full-Day Workshops
• Easy and Exciting Classroom Gardening
• Observations with Plants—How Do Scientists Think?
• Exploring Botany and Ecology
• The Waste Stream
• Using the Garden to Teach Math and ELA (day or multiple sessions)
Multiple Session Workshops
• Ecology in the Urban Environment—from microbes to macrobes
• Sustainability in the Community
• Urban School Gardening
Photo Credit: Anne Tan-Detchkov, QBG Staff
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