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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Upcoming Programs:

 
  • Professional Development Days

    Thursday, June 7
    Chancellor’s Day Professional Development
    On Alert: Growler and the Cold War
    8:30am–3:30pm

    After World War II, the United States entered into an extended international conflict called the Cold War, which influenced foreign and domestic policy for more than 40 years. Join fellow educators for a quick-dive into this topic. REGISTER NOW

    EVENTS OF THE DAY:*

    • Self-guided exploration of the new exhibition
      A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War
    • Guided tours of the submarine Growler
    • Guest lecture by Dr. Alex Wellerstein, PhD, historian of science, who specializes in the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear secrecy. Dr. Wellerstein is an assistant professor of science and technology studies at the College of Arts and Letters at the Stevens Institute of Technology.
    • Choice of afternoon workshops

      • The Cold War and the Space Race
        Examine primary and secondary sources from the Space Race to see how the Cold War influenced attitudes and opinions of that time. Learn about the events of the Space Race and discuss whether a change in the competitive attitude pervading the era could have influenced the outcome.

      • Propaganda and Pop Culture in the Cold War
        As the allied relationship between the United States and Soviet Union deteriorated by the end of World War II, the U.S. government used propaganda on the home front to contain communism and influence popular culture in a way that furthered the idea of capitalism. Examine the use of propaganda in American movies, music, cartoons and posters, as well as the effects of the Red Scare, as methods of containment.

      • One Step from Nuclear War: The role of MAD during the Cuban Missile Crisis
        On October 14, 1962, an American U-2 spy plane captured photographs of Soviet missile sites being built in Cuba, just off the U.S. coast. This discovery set off the Cuban Missile Crisis—the most dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union and the closest the two powers came to nuclear war. Use primary sources to explore what prevented nuclear disaster, and discuss what protects us today from nuclear attack.

    *Agenda and workshops subject to change.

    Please note that the submarine Growler has narrow passageways, small watertight doors and stairs. Visitors must enter and pass through a replica hatch without assistance. Please contact teacherprograms@intrepidmuseum.org with any questions regarding accessibility.

     

  • P Credit Courses

    The Museum offers P-credit courses as part of the NYC Department of Education's After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP). These courses apply toward teachers' salary differential +30 requirement.

    Making the Personal Historical: Oral Histories in the Classroom
    Credits: 1 P-credit
    Length: 2 days
    Dates: April 14, 2018 and May 12, 2018

    Learning about the personal experiences of individuals who lived through pivotal events helps audiences of all ages understand history in greater depth and with increased empathy. Drawing on the Museum’s exhibits, the National Historic Landmark Intrepid and the stories of “living artifacts,” this course offers a rare opportunity for teachers. Though the course is based on Museum content, it will build universal skills that can be applied in varied classrooms. By the end of the course, teachers will have the skills to conduct research and complete oral histories in their own classrooms.

    Guided by staff from the Museum’s Education Department and experts from Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program, teachers will develop key competencies in questioning, interpreting facts gathered from anecdotal evidence, understanding bias, synthesizing a complete picture of a historical event from multiple perspectives and identifying fact versus opinion.

    Find the full course description, syllabus and assignments on the ASPDP website.

    Please register on the ASPDP website before registering with the Museum. To enroll in the course, you must register with both organizations and submit a $50 education partner fee to the Museum.

    Register with the Museum and submit payment here.

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Engineering Design Process
    Credits: 1 P-credit
    Length: 2 days
    Dates: May 5, 2018 and June 2, 2018

    With a collection of engineering innovations, the Museum provides a unique learning environment for teachers to explore the engineering design process. Using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the Museum’s exhibits, the course will examine ship design, advances in aircraft technology and design innovations in space science. Working through a series of design challenges, teachers will discuss the engineering design process as it relates to these fields as well as ways to bring this method of thinking into their teaching practice. Though the course is based on Museum content, it will build universal skills that can be applied in the classroom. Teachers will complete an engineering design challenge in their classrooms between the first and second session and will submit a final project on Thursday, June 7.

    Find the full course description, syllabus and assignments on the ASPDP website.

    Please register on the ASPDP website before registering with the Museum. To enroll in the course, you must register with both organizations and submit a $50 education partner fee to the Museum.

    Register with the Museum and submit payment here.  

  • NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers

    NEH Summer Institute on The Cold War Through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum
    Teachers from around the country will explore the history and technology of the Cold War. This in-depth institute will strengthen their understanding of this era in history and their ability to teach the subject critically and engagingly. LEARN MORE

 

 
 

Host your next faculty event at the Museum! Reserve the Intrepid Museum’s Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education for an educational retreat, conference or committee meeting. With spectacular views of the Hudson River and newly renovated accommodations, space is available for groups as small as 10 and as large as 200.

For additional information, pricing, and inquiries concerning educator events, please contact

teacherprograms@intrepidmuseum.org.

 
 

CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Call: 646-381-5020
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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