Summer Professional Development Opportunity
August 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Erie Canal Museum, in partnership with the Central New York Council for the Social Studies, is pleased to present a free teacher workshop at the Museum and historic Weighlock Building. Click here for a PDF flyer.
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Where: Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse
Parking: Limited parking in Visitor Center Spots under the highway near the intersection of Erie Blvd and State Street. Enter lot on State Street. Metered street parking is also available.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cost: The workshop is free. Five seats are saved for CNYCSS members. We have 20 seats.
Audience: Social Studies Teachers (Materials provided are most appropriate for grades 4 and 7. Other grades are welcome to acquire content knowledge and adapt the materials.)
- Earn 3 CTLE Hours. Certificates will only be provided to those that attend the complete
- Learn about the Erie Canal’s origins and its impact on Central New York and the United States.
- Add lessons that will strengthen instruction of history and other subjects.
- Tour the Erie Canal Museum and the country’s only remaining weighlock, a unique Erie Canal
- Create lessons for use on and after visits to the Museum.
- Learn about Ticket to Ride, which reimburses districts for expenses associated with Erie Canal field trips.
- Share ideas for instruction in Social Studies and other subjects with colleagues
Presenters: Martha Lawson, Chestnut Hill Middle School, Liverpool, and Erie Canal Museum staff and volunteers.
9:30-10:00 Origins of the Erie Canal
10:00-11:00 Guided Museum tour focusing on the Canal’s impact on New York and the nation
11:30-12:00 Lessons for before and after a visit to the Museum
12:00-12:30 Individual /team lesson development 12:30-1:00
12:30-1:00 Lesson sharing and networking/Ticket to Ride information, wrap-up
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, school district and the grade you teach. Please include an email you will look at during the summer and indicate if you are a CNYCSS member.