On-Site and Online Professional Development
On-site professional development is currently not available. We offer, however, a range of virtual professional development programs for teachers. All of these programs emphasize the significance of teaching with objects and the collections. Theory, practice, and teaching resources are included. Most programs are interdisciplinary, addressing the core curriculum standards established by the New Jersey Department of Education. Professional development credit may be given at the discretion of a school or local school district. For more information or to schedule a session, contact the Senior Manager for school and teachers programs 973.596.6603 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Topics
Social Studies, Language Arts Literacy, Visual Art
- Early America: 18th- & 19th-century American Art & the 1784 Old Stone Schoolhouse
- American Art: 18th, 19th or 20th Century
- Civil War & Manifest Destiny
- Gilded Age & the 1885 Ballantine House
- Mysteries & Myths of Ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome
- Asian Cultures: China, Korea, Japan, India & Tibet
- African Art and Culture
- Native American Art and Culture
- Museum Treasures Across the Collections
- Teaching Science @ Newark Museum
- Nature of Science
- Weather: Storms Everywhere
- Methods of Scientific Investigation
- Inquiry Science: Hands-on Overview
- Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development
- Science for Special Needs Students
- Early Childhood Science
- Science Sleuths: Crime Scene Science
- Astronomy 101
- Flying WILD
Digital Resources for Educators
Pre-recorded audio-visual presentations for educators designed to heighten observation and critical-thinking skills by focusing on aesthetics and critique.
Snapshot: Express American Art
The presentation includes cross-curricular activities that combine language arts literacy, social studies and visual arts.
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Snapshot: Dynamic Earth
Participants will explore ways our Earth changes through investigating models of rock formations found in New Jersey and by examining natural science specimens presented in real world situations.
Click the links to open the lesson plan's overiew and the pre- and post- visit activities.
Snapshot: Ancient Mediterranean Galleries
Participants will explore Ancient Mediterranean artifacts, learn about their historical content while having a meaningful dialogue on the nature of identity and legacy. Check our Facebook and Youtube channels and the Educator section of our website for weekly presentations.
Snapshot: The Industrial Revolution and The Ballantine House
Participants will learn about the Industrial Revolution and explore its impact on society. They will be presented with artwork and a historical home, which will challenge their critical thinking skills and encourage students to reflect on differences between life then and now.
Snapshot: Native Artists of North America
Participants will observe techniques, materials and design patterns used by various Native American nations and understand how traditions and traditional making techniques have influenced Native Artists to create contemporary works of art.