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LICM has always been a destination for Professional Development. We know that the amount of resources available can become overwhelming, so we rounded up a few top ones that we recommend:
Common Sense Education selected top apps and websites ideal for each grade and subject.
University of Washington developed immediate and long-term support as well as resources for self-care, available in multiple languages.
This set of strategies and activities addresses the question “What are the ways we can innovate beyond classroom-based learning and think beyond to re-imagine existing resources for science learning opportunities?”
TEDEd launched “Earth School,” a 30-day adventure of nature quests that encourage students to watch, think, dig deeper and discuss.
National Geographic’s Explorer Classroom connects students to National Geographic Explorers live every weekday at 2:00 pm EDT.
Bedtime Math offers a mix of "quick hits" and "deep dives" to explore math without screentime.
The National Informal STEM Education Network has a plethora of links, apps and guides for science experiments you can do at home. Experiments include facilitator guides and content information sheets, and many are also available in Spanish.
National Grid Teacher Resources help you prepare your students take a positive action in the areas of safety, energy efficiency, the environment and ethics.
The Kohl’s Keeping Kids Healthy Program provides access to nutrition and physical fitness programs aimed at K-12 schools throughout the region.
The Pacific Science Center’s “Curiosity At Home” page offers videos, activities, and interviews. Content is broken down by grade level and some lessons are available in Spanish.
The Smithsonian Science Education Center offers many free resources for grades K - 8. Check out this spreadsheet to see what is available for Arts & Culture, History & Social Studies, and Science & Nature. It also details which lessons are available in Spanish.
The Bronx Zoo’s digital resources page has wildlife and conservation content for students as well as professional development for teachers.
Designed by kids for kids, Shedd Aquarium's Sea Curious video series answers questions about animals at the aquarium including queries about poop, super powers, teeth and more.
The Science Friday Podcast works with educators and scientists to develop lessons and activities for grades Pre-K - 12.
...and if you haven't seen it yet, our own At Home hub includes full length LICM Theater peformances, multidisciplinary experiences, early childhood activities, downloadable materials and more.
These Boards, which tie into our guided tours, can bring classroom lessons to life. Think, try and discover using LICM's experiential learning methods.