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Bakken Teacher Academy 2017-18 | Bakken Museum

Bakken Teacher Academy 2017-18

Invitation to Participate
Science Learning from the Works of Scientists

Learn how to apply your scientific thinking skills to investigate scientific text!

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WHAT:  Science Learning from the Works of Scientists is a year-long professional development program for middle- and high-school science teachers featuring history-of-science resources from The Bakken’s special collections library. The program consists of a four-day summer institute plus workshops during the school year. The summer institute will engage participants in learning about and practicing instructional strategies for using informational text in the science classroom to enhance students’ understanding of science concepts and their scientific thinking and communication skills. During the school year, evening and/or Saturday workshops will support participating teachers in designing, delivering and evaluating a classroom implementation project to explore the impact of their changed instruction on student learning. Participants will share their projects and findings with peers and stakeholders at the end of the program. The program also includes occasional online assignments.
Participants will earn four graduate credits in science education from Hamline University, two each for the summer and school-year components. Participation in both summer and school-year courses is expected.

WHEN: The 2017 summer program will take place from 8:30am to 3:30pm on Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22, 2017. School-year workshop dates will be determined with participants and may include Saturday, evening and virtual meetings during the 2017-2018 school year.

WHO:  Grade 6-12 science teachers. Teams of science teachers are especially encouraged to participate.

WHERE:  The Bakken Museum at 3537 Zenith Ave. South in Minneapolis


• $270 stipend ($120 for summer and $150 for school-year).
• 4 graduate credits in science education from Hamline University
(2 for summer course and 2 for school-year course).
• Paid tuition fees.
• Books and other instructional materials.
• Meals and beverages during the summer institute and school-year workshops.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: Teacher Academy Director Beth Murphy at

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Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the federal Improving Teacher Quality Program (Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act) administered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The project was financed with $45,000 in federal funds and additional support from nonfederal sources