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
−Investigating Nutrition: The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia Online Workshop (8 weeks) (all-day) @ The Oriental Institute of the University of ChicagoJan 16 – Mar 13
In this 8-week online course, teachers learn and apply two well-researched learning models — understanding by design and a concept-based model — to engage in an archaeological inquiry of food and culture. Teachers explore seven Common Core-aligned units that integrate knowledge across subjects: social studies, science, art, literacy, health/wellness, and civic education. The lessons teachers learn from the course engage students in discussion, collaborative work, and learning and using domain-specific words in context. The course introduces K-12 educators to a range of interactive methods that allow for close reading of non-fiction texts for content, perspective, and key ideas, as well as employ the graphics provided to enhance their understanding of the text. Educators receive a hard copy of Investigating Nutrition as part of the course material.
Required Textbook: Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition: A Curriculum Guide for Grade 6. 2015.
Instructor: Carol Ng-He, MA, School & Community Program Manager, Oriental Institute
Week 1. Nutritional food is a basic human need.
Week 2. Cultures change when there is a shift in food production or consumption.
Weeks 3-5. Using the tools of scientific inquiry, archaeologists study what people ate and how they got their food.
Week 6. Subsistence practices and human nutrition have changed over time.
Week 7. The loss of archaeological sites reduces our ability to learn about the past and plan for the future.
Week 8. Final Performance Assessment: Understanding consequences of subsistence practices helps us understand the present and plan for our future.
Registration required at http://oi.uchicago.edu/register
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2017
30 Clock Hours available+Investigating Nutrition: The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia Online Workshop (8 weeks) @ The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (all-day)
−Investigating Rock Art Through Archaeology (all-day) @ University of Alabama in HuntsvilleJun 6 – Jun 9
Join us June 6th – June 9th, 2017, to explore Project Archaeology’s newest curriculum: Investigating Rock Art.
Discover the past through evidence from rock art archaeological sites.
Transform students’ perceptions of art and culture through studying archaeological sites.
Engage your students to think like archaeologists as they apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of art and culture.
Learn cross-curricular, inquiry-based methods for teaching social studies, science, and health enhancement.
Get in-depth instruction of the curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art.
Bring Project Archaeology back to your community to share what you learned
To register, please contact Karen Mann (email@example.com) or Erika Malo (firstname.lastname@example.org)+Investigating Rock Art Through Archaeology @ University of Alabama in Huntsville (all-day)
−Project Archaeology Leadership Academy 2017 @ Project Archaeology-Montana State University9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 7th 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 26 – June 30, 2017
Lodging, meals, and a $500 travel stipend to beautiful Bozeman, Montana are provided for successful applicants! 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.+9:00 amProject Archaeology Leadership Academy 2017 @ Project Archaeology-Montana State University
−Florida Teacher Training Workshop (all-day) @ Kingsley PlantationJul 12 – Jul 13
Teacher Training Workshop
July 12-13, 9am – 4pm
Registration is free but set at a maximum of 25. Continuing education credits are available. Please contact Ranger Emily Palmer at Emily_palmer@nps.gov or 904-251-3537 to reserve your space.
Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter is a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit for grades 3-5. This workshop aims to familiarize
educators with archaeological resources for the classroom that can enhance
learning opportunities in math, science, art and social studies. Workshop
participants will receive educational guides published by Project Archaeology that take students through an archaeological investigation, including using oral
histories and primary documents as well as interpreting the archaeological record. Most of the workshop activities will be indoors but be prepared for outdoor walking tours of the site.+Florida Teacher Training Workshop @ Kingsley Plantation (all-day)
−Florida Light Station Workshop (all-day) @ St Augustine LighthouseJul 26 – Jul 27
Please join us at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum for our Project Archaeology: Investigating a Light Station teacher training workshop. Learn fundamental archaeological skills, discover what archaeology can tell us about life at a light station, and explore how archaeology can enhance learning opportunities in math, science, art and more! All types of educators are welcome!
Contact Emily Jane with questions at email@example.com or 903-392-7874.
When: Wednesdy-Thursday, July 26-27, 9AM – 4PM
Where: St Augustine Lighthouse – 81 Lighthouse Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
To Register: Please visit lighthousearchaeology2017.eventbrite.com
This program is funded in part by a Florida Department of State grant-in-aid community education grant.+Florida Light Station Workshop @ St Augustine Lighthouse (all-day)
−2017 Leadership Legacy Institute (all-day) @ The Oriental Institute of the University of ChicagoJul 31 – Aug 4
This five-day program starts on Monday, July 31 evening and ends on Friday, August 4 morning at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Engage your students to think like archaeologists as they apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of nutrition. Get ideas for hands-on classroom activities that will guide students to trace the shift from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture in the ancient world. Explore the connection of food diversity and human health.
This program includes a field trip to the Field Museum, an interactive food demonstration, presentations by Oriental Institute scholars, and gallery activities. Upon completion of the program, participants will be certified to teach all Project Archaeology curricula to their peers through workshops, institutes, and job-embedded mentoring.
This program is generously supported by Whole Kids Foundation.
DAY 1: Orientation and Introduction
DAY 2: Curriculum instruction with six lessons, including: Prepare for the Unit: My Diet Diary & You Are What You Eat, The Culture of Food & Understanding by Design (UbD), Observation/Inference/Evidence, Context, Stratigraphy & Cross-Dating, Investigating the Archaeology of Nutrition on two pre-historic archaeological sites – Abu Hureya and Tel al-Raqai
DAY 3: Field Trip to the Field Museum
DAY 4: Curriculum instruction continues with two lessons: Taking Care of Our Heritage, and Final Performance of Understanding: Archaeology and Food Diversity. Followed by literature discussion, Teaching Practicum, review Project Archaeology Facilitator Handbook, and award dinner
DAY 5: Healthy Teacher Recipes demonstration, and Plan-Your-Professional-Development session
Application Deadline: Postmarked May 1, 2017
30 PD Hours available
Meals and instructional materials included. Lodging is available for traveling registrants.
For more information or to apply, visit https://oi.uchicago.edu/leadershiplegacy+2017 Leadership Legacy Institute @ The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (all-day)
−Montana Project Archaeology Workshop @ Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for a trip back in time to historic Fort Benton. You will investigate the history of this unique place using primary documents including letters, maps, and historic photographs. Take the “Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter” curriculum back to your classroom to fulfill Common Core State Standards, while your students discover historical inquiry through engaging hands-on activities. You will receive full instruction in the curriculum guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter.
Date: August 7-10, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm each day
Location: Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center, Fort Benton, MT
Cost: $255, curriculum guide and all workshop materials included
Renewal Units Available
For more information or to apply contact Crystal Alegria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline is July 13, 2017+8:30 amMontana Project Archaeology Workshop @ Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center
−Investigating Garnet Ghost Town Professional Development Workshop @ Garnet Ghost Town9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an exciting trip back in time to the historic town of Garnet. You will investigate the history of this unique ghost town using primary documents including census records, maps and historic photographs. Use the curriculum in your classroom to fulfill Common Core State Standards, while your students discover historical inquiry through engaging hands-on activities. You will receive full instruction in the curriculum guide Investigating Garnet; A Historic Mining Town.
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Garnet Ghost Town
Lunch and Snacks provided
Renewal Units Available
For more information or to apply contact Bekah Schields at email@example.com or call 406-994-6727
Registration deadline is September 2, 2016+9:00 amInvestigating Garnet Ghost Town Professional Development Workshop @ Garnet Ghost Town