ONLINE Teacher Workshop: Investigating Nutrition: The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia @ Online
Jul 20 – Aug 14 all-day

ONLINE ONLY July 20, 2020–August 14, 2020 Live discussions each Wednesday during the class period, 4:00–5:00 p.m. CT Early bird rate, register by July 1: General $80, Members $64, University of Chicago and Lab School Students $20 Regular rate: General $100, Members $80, University of Chicago and Lab School Students $25 Registration Deadline: July 19 Instructors: Calgary Haines-Trautman, Project Archaeology Master Teacher and Youth and Family Program Manager, Oriental Institute and Tasha Vorderstrasse, PhD, University and Continuing Education Program Coordinator, Oriental Institute Bring archaeology into your classroom! In this four-week self-paced online workshop, teachers of all grade levels and disciplines, archaeologists, museum educators, and members of the Project Archaeology network are invited to explore the past through archaeological sites and discover the connections between food diversity and human health. Learn cross-curricular, inquiry-based methods for teaching social studies, science, and health enhancement. Practice new ideas for hands-on and virtual classroom activities that guide students through the shift from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture in the ancient world. Engage your students in archaeology as they apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of nutrition. Workshop participants will receive instruction for seven Common Core-aligned units from the Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition curriculum while supplementing their learning with OI Museum archaeological resources and discussions with OI experts. Curriculum guidebook included. Educators will receive a hard copy of Investigating Nutrition as part of the course material, and 30 professional development hours for participation.

ONLINE Teacher Workshop – Investigating Shelter @ ONLINE
Sep 29 – Oct 30 all-day
ONLINE Teacher Workshop - Investigating Shelter @ ONLINE

Virtual Project Archaeology Workshop
Full-Scholarships Available for 20 Educators

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020 virtual Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter workshop. A total of 20 full-scholarship seats will be available for this workshop. Applications are due Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 by 5 p.m. Workshop applications are available here.

This five-week, self-paced virtual workshop will start on Monday, Sept. 28 and end on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Participants will learn first-hand how to help students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through cross-curricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent tool for cross-curricular education. Subjects covered in the workshop will include science, mathematics, social studies, history, language arts, geography, and the arts.

While this curriculum is structured for grades 3 – 5, all K – 12 educators are encouraged to apply. Many concepts within the curriculum can be taught across all grade levels. Educators employed in S.C. public school districts may be eligible to receive professional development credit for completing this workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for approval of credit.

University students majoring in education, anthropology, archaeology or museum studies are also encouraged to apply. As are individuals who specialize in education and public outreach within museum and archaeology settings.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov).