Teacher Learning

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.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 718.886.3800 ext. 371.


Upcoming Offerings

UPDATE: due to unforeseen issues, this course has been canceled. If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected].

Supporting Students In Successful Science Learning
Summer Workshops 2021 (CANCELED)

Summer Workshop Synchronous Session Dates: July 6, July 8, July 11, July 13, July 15, July 17
10am to 12:30pm
Cost $250

Explore phenomenon-based learning via virtual experiences with Queens Botanical Garden! The focus of this course is providing successful science experiences for students of varying backgrounds. As we examine the ins and outs of soils and how things sprout, we’ll explore our own and our students’ identities. You’ll leave this course having learned additional science content as well as methods for engaging and supporting students from 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.

This is 3P & A+ credit, 45 CTLE hour workshop meant for teachers of grades 3-8. Each synchronous session is 2.5 hours with 5 hours of asynchronous work in between sessions.

If you are registering for P/A+ credits, please pay the ASPDP fee before paying here. The ASPDP fee can be paid at https://pci.nycenet.edu/aspdp/Account/Login

Workshops for Groups of Teachers

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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
• Trees
• 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

Bees Alive Resources and Lessons

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Photo Credit: Anne Tan-Detchkov, QBG Staff