FREE Upcoming Professional Development for Educators

Election Day Teachers' Workshop at BLDG 92

November 5, 2013 9:00am to 3:00pm

At the Election Day Teachers' Workshop on Tuesday, November 5th, you'll get to tour the state-of-the-art BLDG 92 exhibits, hear from an historian about the history of the Yard, try out the Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future Curriculim Kit, explore research resources at the Yard, and much more! RSVP required. Email  or call 718-222-4111 ext. 241 to reserve your spot today.  

Chancellor's Day Teachers Workshop at BLDG 92

June 5, 2014 9:00am to 3:00pm

Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 are excited to offer educators a laboratory for incorporating oral histories into their lessons across disciplines. Oral histories are recorded interviews that document personal memories, spoken recollections of events, and reflections on experiences. BHS’s oral history collections began in 1973, feature narrators born as early as 1890, and now contain over 1200 interviews conducted in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Join Sady Sullivan, Director of Oral History at Brooklyn Historical Society, for a hands-on laboratory for using BHS’s unique oral history collections to develop deep listening skills and gain tools and resources to incorporate oral history into your own curricula and teaching practices. This full day workshop also includes a bus tour for an exclusive look inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard, including their still-functioning NYC Landmark Dry Dock One. Click here to register 


Made-for-you Workshops for Teachers

Through professional development workshops, staff share approaches to inquiry and document-based teaching strategies and assists teachers in using the collections to teach effective and compelling curricula. BHS teaches themes that align with the content in your classroom.

To plan a professional development workshop for your group of teachers, please contact us at or call 718.222.4111 ext. 228