Teachers Corner – Interesting Events

There are so many interesting events and resources at Yale. The ones listed here have been selected with teachers in mind by our Office of New Haven Affairs team. We are currently focusing on New Haven history, social justice, and arts & humanities. All events are free and open to the public, but some require registration.

If you have other ideas, please email maria.parente@yale.edu.

This Month’s Featured Event

Feed Your Belly, Feed Your Head Series presents:
Teaching Maya K’iche’ Language in Historical Context with Manuela Tahay
Thursday, February 15, 4:15 - 6:30pm
Yale Leitner Planetarium
355 Prospect Street

Teachers are offered a variety of professional development opportunities at Yale each requiring different levels of commitment and deliverables. This series requires none. It is simply an invitation to teachers to come to campus to hear an interesting talk, have supper and chat with their colleagues. On February 15, the series welcomes Manuela Tahay,  an educator from Nahuala, Guatemala. She teaches Maya K’iche’ language and culture, with over a decade of experience working with beginning to advanced students.

RSVP at onha.yale.edu/rsvp

More Events

Tuesdays, 6pm and 7pm shows
355 Prospect Street
Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, which has been closed for shows since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed its weekly planetarium shows, visits from school groups, and public viewing nights. The new planetarium show, Oasis In Space, transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.  Advanced ticket reservations are required. Admission is free with suggested donation. Weather permitting, visitors to the planetarium shows are invited to observe the night sky through one of the observatory telescopes.
Registration is required.
Thursday, March  7  ●  4pm 
 The Teacher Leadership Program is a free, one-hour workshop on Zoom for educators of all levels and disciplines that meets at 4:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month throughout the academic year. The sessions are led by Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education; Wurtele Gallery Teachers; and Education Department staff. In this program, educators explore innovative ways to connect their curricula and interest in art with the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. The sessions also address online and in-person teaching techniques. 
Registration required.