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Teacher Professional Developments

Nov 27, 2012 2:12 PM | 0 comments

This winter, Brooklyn Connections is pleased to provide two FREE professional development workshops for NYC teachers and educators.  The workshops are open to all teachers if the five boroughs and offer a unique opportunity to tour and explore the Brooklyn Collection in a small group with our dedicated staff and special guest historians.


Photography and Archives: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Learn how to use photography and primary sources to uncover the history of Brooklyn.  Joined by renowned Brooklyn-born artist, Jamel Shabazz, we will look at how photography and archival research can be a powerful teaching tool.  Practice using primary sources; learn how to use our materials to fulfill Common Core standards in Social Studies and ELA (English Language Arts), and develop new methods for using local topics to increase student engagement.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Teachers will leave with resources to use in the classroom.


Brooklyn and the Civil Rights Movement

Monday, January 14, 2013, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Explore the Brooklyn Collection's original Civil Rights materials with expert historian Dr. Brian Purnell.  Learn about the efforts of Brooklyn CORE, which included protests, community clean-ups, fasts, a stall-in, marches and even a sit-in at the Brooklyn Board of Education.  This workshop will provide teachers with the content knowledge and materials needed to help students explore Brooklyn's role in the Civil Rights Movement.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Teachers will leave with a packet of classroom-ready resources.


More information about both sessions can be found our Teacher Page.  Reservations are required and space is limited for both events, so don't delay!

We hope that all of Brooklynology's teacher readers will join us.  To RSVP please call Brooklyn Connections at 718-230-2706 or email at

For more information about all of our Brooklyn Connections services, visit our page.