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Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to supporting our educators through unique and engaging professional development opportunities.
Vikings are invading and we want you to be the first to see them!
Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated millions of people around the world, as the largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America comes to Cincinnati. Explore the rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture through a rare collection of artifacts and fresh insights revealed by new archeological discoveries that gives you a real look into the lives of Vikings and shows why they continue to capture our imagination.
Our Teacher Preview event will take place on Tuesday November 15th. Admission is free for educators who are responsible for booking field trips. Educators may purchase one guest ticket for $8.50. Parking is $6 per car. Audioguides are $3 per person. Tickets are eligible for entry times between 4 and 7 p.m. Advanced reservations and payment are required by calling (513) 287-7001.
Educators at the Edge
Take immersive learning to a new level at the 18,00 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve System! Educators at the Edge program will be able to explore multiple natural history topics first hand and gain new skills to help enhance their classroom experiences. These exciting classes are open to classroom teachers, naturalists, and other non-traditional educators. Graduate credit through Ashland University is available as well as up to 22.5 contact hours.
- October 22: Birds! Migrating Into Your Curriculum
- November 5: Unearthing the Edge!
- November 19: World of Seven Billion
Click here to see the flyer and download the registration form.
Fundamentals of Inquiry Teacher Workshops
Get back to the basics of teaching science to your students! Join us for hands-on, team-oriented workshops developed specifically for educators interested in exploring the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching with STEM applications. These 90-minute workshops illuminate the power of learning science content through inquiry and introduce strategies for providing inquiry-based experiences in the classroom.
- Comparing Approaches to Hands-On Science: Children approach learning about science in different ways. Educators should be able to vary their approaches to meet the needs of every student. Experience three approaches to teaching science in your classroom.
- Process Skills: Children young and old use the same process skills when learning science. Experience them in this hands-on workshop that will foster your students' interest and success in science.
- Subtle Shifts: In order to help learners develop the process skills needed for science exploration and inquiry, teachers gradually shift to giving learners more responsibility for using these skills in science activities. Practice making small shifts in existing activities to help learners strengthen the process skills needed for scientific inquiry.
One workshop for $250 or all three workshops for $700
Interested in having a Fundamentals of Inquiry workshop at your location? We're able to cater our workshops to your schools' needs with activities chosen by you! For more information concerning these workshop opportunities, please contact Karen Venetian at (513) 287-7000, ext. 7204.
Early Childhood Science Inquiry Teacher Education
This professional development program helps early childhood educators hone their skills in creating inquiry-based experiments for their students. Learn more
Learning Through Play
Duke Energy Children’s Museum presents the Learning Through Play Conference annually. This unique, one-day conference focuses on how parents, educators and childcare professionals can use play as an effective tool in their interactions with and education of young children. Learn More
Insights Lecture Series
These lectures feature local and national experts speaking on a variety of subjects chosen for their relevance and their ability to spark insight and dialogue. Learn More
Cincinnati Heritage Programs Tours
Heritage Programs has been presenting historical, cultural and architectural tours for over 20 years. As an outreach association of the Cincinnati Historical Society, the docents of the all-volunteer Cincinnati Heritage Programs have unlocked doors to privately owned places generally not open to the public. All topics are thoroughly researched for accuracy. Learn More
Dinosaur Field School
If you’re interested in dinosaurs and want to participate in a real dig, this is the trip for you! This weeklong session will give you a wide range of experience in the basic principles and techniques of geology and paleontology. Training and collecting supplies will be provided by Cincinnati Museum Center staff under the direction of Dr. Glenn Storrs, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology. Learn More
Hahn Site Field School
Have you always wanted to participate in a real archaeology excavation? If so, you're in luck. Every summer, Museum Center presents an annual archaeology field school, a series of four weeklong field school sessions at the Hahn Site in Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. Join us for a week or longer and experience the thrill of uncovering artifacts and features from this Late Prehistoric village site along the Little Miami River. Learn More