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

Election Day Professional Learning Workshops

At the Brooklyn Navy Yard: “STEAM PL: Pollinators & Producers (Bees & Urban Agriculture)
November 8, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register Here, $25
Join Brooklyn Historical Society and 
City Growers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Election Day 2016 to engage with scholarship in bee-keeping, urban agriculture, and sustainable design. In the morning, teachers will engage with expert bee-keepers and urban agriculturists, Cara Chard and Courtney Epton, City Growers' Executive Director and Director of Education, on the theory and practice of urban agriculture, bee-keeping, and how teachers can use these topics in their STEM classrooms.In the afternoon, teachers will complete two tours and two curricula activities. Participants will visit the Brooklyn Grange's 1.5 acre roof-top farm and learn how to create worm-composting bins with City Growers. With Brooklyn Historical Society, teachers will tour BLDG 92, a LEED Platinum certified building and learn how to use recycled materials to create bee hotels with their students.  Teachers will leave with theoretical knowledge, practical classroom activities, and local resources for making your STEM classroom come to life. Participant fee includes light breakfast and full lunch. 

Chancellor’s Day Teacher Professional Learning Workshops
June 8, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Check back here for more information and to register closer to the event date!


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.