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Calling all Teachers!

Nov 29, 2011 11:01 AM | 0 comments

Photograph for BPL by Al Pereira

This winter, our Brooklyn Connections program is proud to present two professional development workshops for NYC teachers.  These events are the first in a new series of teacher workshops to be held at the Brooklyn Colleciton during the academic year.  Our workshops are open to all teachers in the five boroughs and offer the unqiue opportunity to explore the Brooklyn Colleciton in a small group with our dedicated staff and favorite guest historians.


Local History 101:  Brooklyn's Past (and Present) in the Classroom

December 15, 2011, 9:00am-3:00pm

A one-day workshop on bringing local and community history into the classroom.  Work with original archival documents; practice using our materials to fulfill Common Core standards; and develop new methods for increasing student engagement using Brooklyn history.  Breakfast will be included and teachers will receive a packet of resources to use in the classroom.


Brooklyn and the Civil Rights Movement

January 5, 2012, 9:00am-3:00pm

Teachers are invited to this special one-day workshop on Brooklyn's role in the Civil Rights Movement.  We will be joined by expert historian Dr. Brian Purnell, who will guide teachers through our collection of original Civil Rights materials.  Teachers will gain both content knowledge and techniques for teaching Civil Rights from a local perspective.  Each teacher will take home a packet of Common Core-based resources at the end of the day.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. 


More information about both sessions can be found on our Teacher Page.  Reservations are required and space is limited for both events, so don't delay!

We hope that all of Brooklynology's teacher readers out there will join us.  And if you aren't a teacher, we ask that you help us to spread the word!  Thanks!

For more information about all of our Brookyln Connections services, visit our program page