|Teacher Sharing & Learning|
We know that all you teachers out there are doing exciting and clever transportation-related activities in your classrooms! Now is your chance to share your lesson ideas with others by contributing to our Teacher Scrapbook. Complete a short form, briefly describing the lesson, project, or activity. Please include a photograph of your students in action or a picture of their completed work, if possible.
The New York Transit Museum provides educators at all levels with opportunities to deepen their content knowledge and develop new approaches to teaching various topics related to the history and impact of public transportation in the New York metropolitan area.
Program options are as follows.
Exhibit Explorations: A Tour for Teachers
This tour of the Transit Museum is tailored to meet the groupís needs or subject area and addresses connections between the Museumís content and grade-level learning standards. Resource materials provided.
Number of participants: up to 25 educators
Teaching with Technology
PhotoStories is a unique story-presentation computer program recently introduced in the Transit Museumís technology lab to help students create presentations about the history and development of public transportation in New York City. In this workshop, educators will learn to use this simple and valuable tool to create their own PhotoStory by gathering information on a Museum tour, learning about primary resources available in Museum collections and archives, and taking digital photographs in the Museum. Participants will take away a disk of their project as well as additional resource materials and ideas for using PhotoStories in their classrooms with students of various levels and subject areas.
Number of participants: up to 9 educators
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