Posts About: Education

Women’s history in the spotlight

Learn more about the work that the NYS Museum is doing to teach women’s history and engage students too!

Teaching Tough Topics

Talking about challenging topics is hard. That’s why we call them tough.  We all have different opinions about how, if, and when to handle them.

Shades of History

If you know the city of Newburgh, then you probably know its proud connection to George Washington and the town’s role in the Revolutionary War. It is an incredibly rich history, but is it the whole story?

Comics are Cool!

Emily Robinson has a unique approach to teaching. As an education assistant at Clermont State Historic Site it’s her job to make history relevant, but how she does that is unlike anything I’ve heard of. She teaches local history through comic book making. That’s right, comic books. Interested? Read more here!

Creating Safe Spaces

THV recently spoke with Christopher Wyble, professional development director at the Hudson Valley chapter of GLSEN. Read and learn more about the work that GLSEN does in the Hudson Valley and how you can help make your schools and sites safer spaces for all students!

Scenes from #THV2016

Coming soon: handouts, Power Points, and other goodies from this year’s institute, Find Your Park, Historic Site, Museum: Gain a Classroom. In the meantime, enjoy these photos.

Teaching for Engagement Day 1

Day 1 of Teaching for Engagement in the Hudson Valley was nothing short of successful. Read about some of our highlights so far!

Climate Change in the Classroom: Bringing it Back to the Hudson Valley

Meet Kate Brill, Education Outreach Coordinator at Scenic Hudson and THV 2015 Institute Presenter. Kate’s workshop on climate change will help educators show students why climate change is happening as well as where they can see it in the Hudson Valley.

Science is for Everyone: Dorna Schroeter, THV Presenter

Dorna Schroeter, director of the Environmental Education Center at BOCES, will present a workshop and lead a field experience at Teaching for Engagement. Her extensive experience and sense of adventure provide a new perspective on teaching science and ensuring its relevance to all students.

Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally

Empower your students with Wild Treasures, designed by Teaching for Engagement’s keynote speaker Jimmy Karlan.