NMB: Free Professional Development Workshop

November 9, 2020

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will be hosting a free professional development workshop for Bermuda educators on Saturday, November 21 at 10am.

A spokesperson said, “The workshop will be via Zoom. Educators are asked to register in advance here. This workshop is part of the Museum’s yearlong Teacher Professional Development [TPD] programme “Moving the Needle” which provides local teachers with the opportunity to explore, refine and unpack their understanding of Bermuda’s diverse past, and experiment with multidisciplinary approaches to teaching history that respond to the needs of Bermuda’s students. Each module comprises a free public lecture and a workshop available to local educators only.

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“The corresponding lecture to this workshop is ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Freedom’, which will be presented by Dr. Kristy Warren and held via Zoom on November 18th at 5:30AT. For more details, and to register, visit here.

“The facilitated, interactive, online 90-minute workshop on November 21 will unpack the content of the lecture and examine important historical sources related to pre-Emancipation Bermuda using a Stanford History Education Group’s Historical Inquiry Method called “Structured Academic Controversy”. Ideally, educators have attended the corresponding lecture on November 18.”

When asked about NMB’s TPD programme, Director of Engagement & Learning Lisa Howie said: “NMB aims to support Bermuda’s educators by delivering on both historical content and contemporary strategies to engage students with that content.

“Stanford History Education Group is a leader in the field of history and social studies education so we, at NMB, hope to serve as a conduit, sharing Historical Thinking strategies with Bermuda’s educators, and providing relevant primary and secondary source materials that can be used in the classroom and/or for remote learning.”

A spokesperson added, “This programme is endorsed by the Department of Education and is certified as six hours of BEC professional development credit.

“To register for the workshop and for more information, visit here. All participating educators are asked to pre-read the associated materials which can also be found at the link above and will be circulated to all who register.

“For questions, email NMB’s Director of Learning & Engagement Lisa Howie at education@nmb.bm.”

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