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Teacher Workshops




Friday, 27 May - Friday, 26 May


Thursday, 2 June


Pizza & PD - Red Scare: Controversial Politics of the Early 20th Century

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Learn how controversial political movements shaped the early 20th century American narrative. Examine communism, first-wave feminism, social anarchy, and more to understand why the era’s political discourse was so provocative. Pizza will be served. 


06/02/2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 9 June


Special Chancellor's Day Workshop (Elementary Teachers): Teaching History with Children's Books

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Learn how to combine picture books and primary sources to help students increase historical content knowledge, strengthen language skills, and build excitement for the past. The day will feature a keynote by author Tonya Bolden and a gallery tour of The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems. Recommended for elementary school teachers. Coffee will be served. 


06/09/2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Teacher Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

Special Chancellor's Day Workshop (Middle and High School) - Slavery in New York

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

New York was the capital of American slavery for more than two centuries. Trace slavery through artifacts and primary sources from the 1600s to 1827 when it was abolished in New York State. The day will begin with a keynote by author Tonya Bolden. Recommended for middle and high school teachers. Coffee will be served. 


06/09/2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Teacher Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

Monday, 11 July


6-Day P-Credit Course: Monumental City: Learning Social Studies through Historic Sites and Sculpture

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16 / 10am-5pm daily

Learn how to bring New York and American history to life for your students through the strategic use of memorials, monuments, and historic sites located in our city. Develop meaningful curriculum and cultivate your historical and visual inquiry skills as you design field trips that strategically integrate primary sources from the New-York Historical Society's collections and project-based learning activities. This is a DOE-approved course that provides three credits toward teachers' 30-and-above salary differential. 

$200 per person

NOTE: Those seeking credit must also register through the ASPDP website and pay an additional $125 administrative fee. 


07/11/2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Teacher Price: $200.00
Member Price: $200.00

Friday, 15 July


Summer Workshop - New Amsterdam Myths Debunked

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Learn about the myths surrounding New Amsterdam. Using primary sources, paintings, and artifacts, pull apart fact from fiction and uncover where and when these tall tales came into existence. Breakfast will be served. 


07/15/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Monday, 18 July


Summer Workshop - Anti-Semitism 1919-1939

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

During this workshop, inspired by our exhibition Anti-Semitism 1919-1939, explore the rise of antisemitism and consider the factors that led to the spread of this pernicious doctrine in the 20th century. After a gallery tour focused on antisemitism in Europe, engage in a classroom document studyon the rise and fall of similar movements in the United States. Breakfast will be served.


07/18/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

6-Day P-Credit Course - New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Monday, July 18 - Saturday, July 23 / 9am - 4pm

This course will take an in-depth look at New York's relationship with Southern slavery, free black communities in the city, and how race issues shaped politics in the years before and during the Civil War. Participants will examine original primary sources from the New-York Historical Society's collections and explore specific strategies for how this content can be brough into the classroom through museum education best practices that highlight the use of historical inquiry. This is a DOE-approved course that provides three credits toward teachers' 30-and-above salary differential. 

$200 per person

NOTE: Those seeking credit must also register through the ASPDP website and pay an additional $125 administrative fee. 


07/18/2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Teacher Price: $200.00
Member Price: $200.00

Tuesday, 19 July


Summer Workshop - Alexander Hamilton in His Own Words

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Centuries before he was the subject of a hit musical, Alexander Hamilton burst onto the scene with his visionary politics. Examine documents from his life and learn how to fold his story into your teaching. Breakfast will be served. 


07/19/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Monday, 25 July


Summer Workshop - The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

This exhibition celebrates one of the country’s best folk art collections. View over 200 works of art and learn how to incorporate American folk art into your visual arts and social studies instruction. Breakfast will be served. 


07/25/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

6-Day P-Credit Course: Teaching History with Picture Books

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Monday, July 25 - Saturday, July 30 / 9am - 4pm

This course will explore hands-on strategies for how teachers can leverage the power of high-quality picture books (both fiction and nonfiction) in combinatio with other high-level history resources, including those from the New-York Historical Sociey's collections, to engage students in the teaching and learning of Social Studies in grades K-5. This 6-day course will include interactive gallery tours, field trips, hands-on classroom activities, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on a culminating final project. This is a DOE-approved course that provides three credits toward teachers' 30-and-above salary differential. 

$200 per person

NOTE: Those seeking credit must also register through the ASPDP website and pay an additional $125 administrative fee. 


07/25/2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Teacher Price: $200.00
Member Price: $200.00

Tuesday, 2 August


Summer Workshop - New York and the Constitution

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

During the ratification of the U.S Constitution, the fate of the newly formed nation was in the hands of New York voters. Learn the history of this pivotal process and its lasting impact on American politics. Breakfast will be served. 


08/02/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Monday, 8 August


Summer Workshop - New York Then & Now: Communities and Families

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

In this workshop for elementary educators, consider how historic images and objects can enrich student understanding of how communities and families have changed over time. Breakfast will be served. 


08/08/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Thursday, 18 August


Summer Workshop - Immigration & The Law: 1794-1964

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Immigration weaves through all of American history. Trace how larger world themes like technology, economics, and war shaped immigration law and public opinion. Breakfast will be served. 


08/18/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00

Friday, 19 August


Summer Workshop: The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems

Open Enrollment Teacher Workshop

Visit the fanciful exhibition The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems and view original artwork by the acclaimed author. Learn how Willems weaves the flavor of New York into his stories to create memorable characters and experiences that attract readers of all ages. Before, during, and after the gallery visit, practice hands-on strategies for bringing Mo's most famous creations to life back in your classroom. 


08/19/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teacher Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00