Looking to stay connected during your vacation?
Spend this summer at the Museum of Science as a Teacher-in-Residence. Learn from our staff and share your knowledge of formal learning environments, get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the Museum, and serve as a liaison between the Museum and your school or district.
About the Program
As a Teacher-in-Residence, you will collaborate on a relevant Museum project, participate in a weekly seminar, and work on an independent project of your choice.
This program will run Monday, July 8 – Thursday, August 8, 2013. Our typical program week is Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; however, flex schedules are available. During the school year, you are also expected to work an additional 24 hours to research and develop a product determined by you and your Museum partner. All participants must also attend a call-back meeting scheduled for early December. Although we are not able to offer housing, we do offer stipends of $3,000.
Seeking an elementary teacher interested in researching and evaluating nonfiction and informational texts for the Educator Resource Center library. This teacher will work with Museum staff to develop formal criteria for evaluating high-quality science and engineering trade books for students in grades K – 5. In addition, this teacher will develop short lessons focused on strategies for using science and engineering trade books in support of the ELA Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. This teacher will share their work by co-developing and co-facilitating a training for Museum staff members. Reading specialists and school librarians are also welcome to apply for this position.
Seeking a middle or high school teacher to support curriculum development, professional development training, and social network resources in order to adapt the Intel Computer Clubhouse Networks after-school learning model for school settings. The participant will work with Clubhouse staff and mentors to develop a set of hands-on pilot activities and facilitation materials for experiential projects that incorporate digital media and a range of technologies from graphic, video, and interactive design to fabrication and robotics. In addition, this participant will pilot new train-the-trainer sessions with mentors and educators, and will assist with outreach to teachers by co-leading a teacher workshop at the Network’s Flagship program at Museum of Science.
Seeking an upper elementary or middle school teacher to identify and develop resources to support student engagement in engineering design projects at the Museum and in classrooms. This teacher will work with our Design Challenges team to help identify ideas for new engineering activities that support the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, this participant will update teacher resources for existing Design Challenges and possibly develop and co-lead a related professional development workshop during the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Seeking a middle school teacher interested in developing resources to augment a new engineering-themed Planetarium show featuring NASA’s unmanned missions. This teacher will work with the Teacher Enrichment team to develop teacher support materials for the new show and to design and co-facilitate a middle school teacher institute to be held in August 2014. In addition, the participant will advise Planetarium staff on curriculum connections as they develop this new Planetarium show.
Hall of Human Life
Seeking a middle school and a high school teacher interested in developing resources in support of the Museum’s new upcoming human biology exhibit, the Hall of Human Life. These teachers will work with the Hall of Human Life and Teacher Enrichment teams to develop field trip guides, student worksheets, and lessons to support teachers in utilizing the many opportunities for data collection and analysis available in this exhibit. In addition, these teachers will design and co-lead two teacher workshops during the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Primary Grade Programs
Seeking a primary grade teacher interested in developing hands-on activities to be used in the Museum with students in grades K – 2. The teacher will work with the Discovery Center and Exhibit Halls Interpretation teams to adapt existing exhibit investigations and design new activities and teacher support materials for younger grades. In addition, this participant will prototype new investigations with students and will co-lead a professional development workshop for teachers during the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Seeking a high school teacher who is interested in working with teens to develop themed experiences and hands-on activities appropriate for high school field trip groups. The teacher involved with this project will work collaboratively with the Youth Programs team and summer youth interns to develop programming and facilitation strategies to be used with high school groups in the Exhibit Halls. In addition, this participant will develop resources for teachers and possibly co-facilitate a professional development workshop or webinar in fall 2013. A background in physical sciences and/or chemistry is preferred.
Teacher-in-Residence opportunities are made possible in part through generous support from Genzyme, the J.B. Swett Jackson endowment, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).