This year’s Teachers Institute will explore Louisiana’s swamps, bayous, and marshes in search of history, culture, language, industries, economics, natural resources, geology, plant and animal life found in the environment of the Atchafalaya Basin.
The West Baton Rouge Museum will open registration for the 2017 Teachers Institute on Thursday, March 30th.
The three-day summer professional development series is designed for in-service K-12 teachers across all subject areas. This summer will be the eleventh year the museum is offering this professional development program. Participants will work with museum staff, scholars, and special guests to develop lessons for use in their classrooms. Teachers will be immersed in lectures and presentations from historians, education specialists, and other special guests as well as field trips, and hands-on activities. Participants will receive classroom resource materials, a certificate of participation, and a $100 stipend upon completion of all institute activities and assignments. Daily lunches are provided along with transportation for field trips.
The Teachers Institute is limited to 25 participants. Availability is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration forms may be downloaded by clicking here or picked up at the museum. Completed forms may be faxed to (225) 336-2448 or emailed to email@example.com. For more information, please call Education Curator, Jeannie Luckett at (225) 336-2422 x14.