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Professional Development for Teachers!

The Museum encourages learning for all ages! As an approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor, we’re happy to offer professional development for educators in our region. These sessions will demonstrate student engagement through project-based learning and seek to enhance your professional learning all while aligning with New York State and Next Generation Science Standards.


If you would like to see what school group programs we offer, or preview a planetarium show, or just take a look around, do not hesitate to ask! Teacher screenings and sneak peeks are free here at the Cradle. You can even have your staff come for a day of Professional Development where we will create a schedule for you to sample a little bit of everything.

Reservations are required. Please call Education Coordinator, Kerri Mackay at (516) 572-4008 for more information or use the contact form below.


2022-2023 CTLE Certified Teacher Workshops

Workshops are $25 and award 2 CTLE credits. Further descriptions, grade levels, and registration information will be available in the coming weeks. REGISTER!

11/8/2022 - Mars by Remote - REGISTER
November 8th  9:00am- 12:00pm
Mars by Remote: Elementary
Mars exploration depends on the dynamic communication system between NASA and their Martian rovers. Through hands-on activities, teachers will explore ways that will help their elementary students develop computational thinking skills, problem-solving techniques, and team-building strategies that NASA is using with their rovers.

1/26/2023 - Mindstorm Coding

3/16/2023 - Fly by Code

5/18/2023 - Astronomy


If you have any questions, please reach out to us via the contact form below.

Professional Development Contact Form