Our professional development workshops for teachers at BHS and BLDG 92 provide teachers with a forum in which to engage with new scholarship in history, sustainable design, race and identity and related fields, practice pedagogical approaches in collaboration with colleagues, and learn about museum-based school programs and curricula. All events listed below are $35 per participant and include light breakfast and full lunch. To reserve a spot, please e-mail education@brooklynhistory.org. Be sure to mention in your e-mail BLDG 92.

Upcoming Professional Development for Educators

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Election Day Teacher Workshop

November 3, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92: “STEM: Waterfront Ecosystems & Human Impact”
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Cost: $35, Breakfast and lunch will be served.

This workshop examines the evolution of NYC's waterfron ecosystems through the lens of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Yard was established in 1801 on an area known as the Wallabout Bay. The Yard, and all of NYC's waterfront infrastructure, has had deleterious effects on the ecosystems around NY harbor-most famously on the oyster popluation.

In this workshop, we will hear from a leading scholar on the impact, both positive & negative, human activity has had on the waterfrot ecosystem, from the past to the present.

Joining us will be Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservatin Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservatin Society and Director of The Mannahatta Project, who will ground us in the natrural history of NYC's waterfront. Representatives from the Billion Oyster Project, will share their story of working with New York City students to help restore oysters to New York Harbor along with their classroom curriculum, and Turnstile Tours will give us a behind the scenes tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.


Chancellor's Day Teachers Workshops 

June 9, 2016 9:00am to 3:00pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center At BLDG 92: "STEM: Green Roof and Schools"

More info and registration link to come!




Made-for-you Workshops for Teachers

The Education Department at BHS works with your curriculum and interests to create invigorating and rigorous workshops onsite or at BHS or BLDG 92. We'll work with you to connect new history scholarship and our unique local collection; and make sure participants leave with curricula they can use the next day in class as sell as a deeper content knowledge base. Recent topics include 19th Century anti-slavery activism, mixed heritage and the notion of "post racialism," the Dutch colonial era Brooklyn, letter-writing during the Civil War, and sustainable building and design at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

To discuss customized professional learning, please contact the Director of Education at 718-381-3709.