The Academy will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of shelter.
Project Archaeology instructors are excited to provide you with the professional development you need to use Project Archaeology curricula effectively and make archaeology an engaging and fun way to integrate knowledge across science, social studies, history, math, and language arts. Materials are inquiry-based and provide students with many opportunities to read across the curriculum, to investigate authentic data, and to find solutions for real-world problems. Check below for the next professional development opportunity in your area and sign up now.
All Professional Development Courses
−Boise Teacher Training Workshop (all-day) @ Idaho State ArchivesJun 6 – Jun 7
Project Archaeology gives teachers a tool to teach students about Archaeology, History, Math, and Critical Thinking in one engaging lesson after another! This workshop will use Investigating Shelter to investigate a Tabby Slave Cabin from Florida. The workshop will be held from 9 am – 4 pm June 6th and 7th at the Idaho State Archives. The cost is $45, which covers the cost of snacks and the curriculum. Please plan on bringing a lunch daily. Professional Development credits are available.
For more information please contact Mari Harris at 208-724-2666 email@example.com+Boise Teacher Training Workshop @ Idaho State Archives (all-day)
−Painted Bluff Archaeology and Rock Art Workshop (all-day) @ Weatherbrook Baptist ChurchJun 13 – Jun 15
Painted Bluff Archaeology and Rock Art Workshop
K-12 Teacher Workshop
June 13-14, 2018
Willowbrook Baptist Church 7625 Bailey Cove Road
Archaeology Field Trip to Painted Bluff
$60 includes books, lunches, and field trip
Now offering one graduate level university credit for only $21 more (optional).
For more information and to register contact: Karen Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Knutson, email@example.com
Painted Bluff Archaeology and Rock Art Workshop is an amazing professional development opportunity at Alabama’s Painted Bluff for those who convey cultural understanding and civic responsibility as interpreters, museum educators, professors, k-12 teachers, public archaeologists and historians, and more.
Investigating Painted Bluff Rock Art guides students to discover the past through evidence from a rock art site in Alabama. Painted Bluff overlooks the calm, murky waters of the Tennessee River. The beautiful bluff is one of the few preserved open-air rock art sites in the southeast. The elaborate, richly decorated face of the bluff has communicated messages to passing boat travelers since prehistoric times. Continue Reading
Project Archaeology will transform your classroom into a community of student archaeologists who ask questions, make observations, support inferences with evidence, analyze primary sources, relate culture to their own lives, and passionately share what they learn in a variety of ways.
- Discover the past through evidence from rock art sites! In Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art, students examine the distant past through ancient images that people created and left on stone.
- Create rock art from authentic images using two different hands-on techniques.
- Explore how archaeologists study rock art to understand past cultures and learn that rock art was a form of communication before there was written language. Students observe an authentic rock art panel and analyze two interpretations to determine the artist’s message using evidence to support inferences. Students design a web page or smart phone app to help protect rock art.
- Investigate the Painted Bluff Rock Art Panel in Alabama or go to the rock art database on our website projectarchaeology.org/teachers to find another investigation closer to your home.
Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art supports Common Core State Standards with social studies and science content. Inherently interdisciplinary, archaeological inquiry allows students to seamlessly integrate knowledge across subjects. Students read informational texts for content, perspective, and key ideas and employ graphics to enhance their understanding of the text. There is a short research project employing primary sources including authentic archaeological data and oral history.+Painted Bluff Archaeology and Rock Art Workshop @ Weatherbrook Baptist Church (all-day)
−South Carolina Professional Development Workshop (all-day) @ Parker Annex Archaeology CenterJun 14 – Jun 16
Learn first-hand how to help your 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.
Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 – 5.
While the workshop will focus on lessons for grades 3 – 5, educators of all grade levels are encouraged to apply as many concepts within the curriculum can be taught across all grade levels.
Educators employed in SC public school districts may be eligible to receive renewal or professional development credit for attending the Project Archaeology workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for pre-approval of credit.
Workshops will take place from 8:30am – 5pm at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center (2025 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC 29201). Lunch will be provided for free.+South Carolina Professional Development Workshop @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center (all-day)
−Investigate Archaeology and Rock Art @ Jeffers Petroglyphs9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover artistic expression in the archaeological record! Minnesota Project Archaeology is offering a K-12 teacher workshop June 16th at Jeffers Petroglyphs. The cost of the workshop includes books and lunch. You can earn 8 CEUs toward renewing your teaching license.
Amid the prairie grasses are islands of uncovered rock, where American Indian ancestors left carvings — petroglyphs — humans, deer, elk, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds, atlatls, and arrows. They tell a story that spans more than 7,000 years. Come visit Jeffers Petroglyphs!
- Discover the past through evidence from a rock art site.
- Transform perceptions of the past and culture through studying archaeological sites.
- Think like archaeologists as you apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of the past, art, and culture.
- Teach cross-curricular, inquiry-based methods for social studies and art.
- Experience instruction with Project Archaeology’s award-winning curricula, master teachers, and archaeologists.
- Observe, record, and interpret Jeffers Petroglyphs
- Bring Project Archaeology back to your classroom to share what you have learned with your students.
For more information contact the instructor, Courtney Agenten, firstname.lastname@example.org and 507.344.7727. Reserve your spot early! Registration closes June 1, 2018.Investigate Archaeology and Rock Art Agenda (28 downloads)+9:00 amInvestigate Archaeology and Rock Art @ Jeffers Petroglyphs
−Civil Rights through the Lens of Archaeology: Investigating a Shotgun House (all-day) @ Museum of the RockiesJun 18 – Jun 20
Discover the past through the archaeology and history of a mid-20th century Shotgun House! Examine historic photographs, artifacts, and primary documents. Explore the history of the working class, the meaning of neighborhood, and the definition of family. Take this back to your classroom and engage your students in a debate on a current civic dilemma involving archaeology, preservation, and the stereotypes we hold about the working poor. Use this curriculum in your classroom to fulfill Common Core Standards, while your students discover historical inquiry through engaging hands-on activities.
The cost of the workshop is $145, which includes full instruction and a copy of the curriculum guide. University credit (1) and renewal units (21) are available, university credit is an additional $60.
Click here to register online. Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.
Crystal Alegria will facilitate this workshop, Crystal has worked in heritage and archaeological education for the past fifteen years with an emphasis on curricular development for upper elementary students. Ms. Alegria is currently program coordinator for Project Archaeology and program director of the Montana Site Stewardship Program. Prior to joining Project Archaeology Ms. Alegria worked for a variety of museums doing exhibit design, collections management, and curricular development. Her specialties include community archaeology, applied history, and historic cemeteries. Crystal has a B.S. in Anthropology and a M.A. in History from Montana State University.+Civil Rights through the Lens of Archaeology: Investigating a Shotgun House @ Museum of the Rockies (all-day)
−Archaeology and GIS: Engaging Students with STEAM @ Southern Utah University9:00 am – 5:00 pm
When: June 19-21, 2018
Where: Southern Utah University
Give your students tools to:
Discover the past through scientific inquiry and modern technology
Connect with each other and the world around them
Take Action by promoting respect for other cultures and protection of historic places
Utah Project Archaeology, the SUU Geographic Information Systems Program, and the SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning have partnered to offer this fun and engaging workshop to K-12 Educators. Learn first-hand how to help your students engage in inquiry-based learning through cross-curricular, student-centered lessons that teach cultural understanding. Investigate an ancient rock art site without ever leaving the classroom! Investigating Rock Art is aligned to 3-5 th grade state standards, but will assist all teachers deepen social studies content. The GIS portion is specifically aimed at middle and high school students. At this workshop you will gain modeled instruction on how to: analyze historic data related to authentic archaeological sites, use GPS collection and GIS on-line services to solve real-world problems, and help students improve citizenship by becoming stewards of cultural resources
For $100, you will receive:
• Curriculum Guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art; “How to” GIS Guide for Teachers
• Transportation to local archaeological sites
• Presentation by a Native American educator
• 2 College Credits; 30 PD hours certificate
• Lunches and Snacks
REGISTER TODAY! Only $100! Registration closes May 21st
For Questions: contact Samantha Kirkley, email@example.comArchaeology and GIS Flyer (3 downloads)+9:00 amArchaeology and GIS: Engaging Students with STEAM @ Southern Utah University
−Investigate a Plains Tipi @ Bethany Lutheran College9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Investigate a Plains Tipi Workshop held, June 25-26th at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota.
Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through cross-curricular, student-centered lessons that teach cultural understanding. Investigate Plains tipi site with your students without ever leaving the classroom!
You will receive the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 through 5 which supports the goals of the Common Core and integrates English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Students learn to analyze artifacts, primary documents, and oral histories related to authentic archaeological sites!
The past will come alive with this unique opportunity to experience history and receive practical hands-on instruction. The workshop will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating a Plains Tipi, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of a tipi ring site. Participants will learn to use the curriculum, and learn about the importance of protecting archaeological resources.
The registration fee includes engaging instruction, the two books, lunches, and you can earn 14 CEUs.
Reserve your spot today! The registration deadline is June 15, 2018.
Share the Investigate a Plains Tipi Workshop Flyer (26 downloads)+9:00 amInvestigate a Plains Tipi @ Bethany Lutheran College
−Project Archaeology Leadership Academy 2018 (all-day) @ 2-119 Willson HallJun 26 – Jun 30
Interested in connecting kids to the past?
Do you want to bring engaging, cross-curricular materials that teach cultural understanding to teachers in your schools?
Become a leader in cultural heritage education by attending the 8th annual Project Archaeology Leadership Academy!
Project Archaeology is seeking all-star teachers, museum educators, and archaeology educators to receive high-quality professional development to teach Project Archaeology’s acclaimed inquiry-based curricula fulfilling many Common Core requirements.
You will graduate as a Master Teacher and be fully prepared to offer professional development training to your community. Your students will learn critical-thinking skills through engaging inquiry-based lessons that teach cultural understanding.
Project Archaeology Leadership Academy
Montana State University
June 25 – June 29, 2018
Lodging and meals are provided for successful applicants! Travel stipends up to $250 are available. Only a select few will be chosen for this incredible opportunity to protect archaeological sites through education. Come explore a buffalo jump and visit the renowned exhibits and living history farm at the Museum of the Rockies! Graduate credits are available.+Project Archaeology Leadership Academy 2018 @ 2-119 Willson Hall (all-day)
−Missouri Professional Development Workshop (all-day) @ Missouri State CapitolJul 11 – Jul 14
Bring archaeology into your classrooms! Explore how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Learn the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data and how to incorporate hands-on archaeological problem solving activities into classroom settings. Archaeology is a fascinating tool to engage youth in science education.
Participants will discover the past by using data from actual excavations at a historic slave cabin at
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Since similar sites are found in Missouri, this study is an appropriate case to engage students in history, scientific research methods, and archaeological site stewardship. Participants receive instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and a complete curriculum guide.
The workshop includes optional field trips to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Missouri State Parks’ archaeological collections facility, and the University of Missouri’s Museum of Anthropology.
Teachers interested in becoming a Project Archaeology facilitator (enabling you to hold teacher training workshops) are encouraged to register for facilitator training. One additional hour of training per day is required; there is no additional cost.
To register, contact Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum (573-522-6946) firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional: 1 graduate credit hour can be earned through Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.
Download the event flyer here: JeffCity2018-PA-registration.pdf (22 downloads)+Missouri Professional Development Workshop @ Missouri State Capitol (all-day)
−Montana Site Stewardship Program Training Workshop (all-day) @ Miles City Field OfficeJul 20 – Jul 21
The Montana Site Stewardship Program is an organization of volunteers committed to preserving and protecting Montana’s archaeological sites in danger of deterioration and destruction through vandalism, natural processes, or other impacts. Join us for this training and become a certified Montana Site Steward and start monitoring an archaeological site in your area!
Date: July 20-21st, 2018; 8:30 am – 5 pm each day
Location: Bureau of Land Management Office, Miles City, Montana
Cost: $25 per person
For more information, contact Crystal Alegria at 406-994-3725 or email@example.com+Montana Site Stewardship Program Training Workshop @ Miles City Field Office (all-day)