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Professional Development

Expand your skills and connect with other teachers at the world’s biggest and best children’s museum! Work on your graduate credits, license renewals, and other certifications in a one-of-a-kind environment. Have questions? Contact the Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000.

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Connect and interact with the museum’s Education staff and other teachers in our Teacher Community Facebook Group. Share lesson plans, ask questions, and learn more about museum resources. This group is open to all teachers!

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Join us for a variety of professional development workshops and events. Choose one of our engaging workshops and institutes to receive graduate credit, Certification Renewal Units (CRUs), and Professional Growth Points for license renewal. Explore a new exhibit and get to know other teachers in a fun, relaxed setting during our Educator Networking Nights. See our 2015 Spring and Summer Professional Development opportunities below.


Upcoming Events

Illustrating Stories with Jennifer Zivoin Teacher Workshop

Join illustrator Jennifer Zivoin, featured artist in the Pirates and Princess exhibit, for an evening of drawing and fun. Visit Pirates and Princesses, learn how to enhance a writer’s workshop through illustration, and receive a signed copy of one of Jennifer Zivoin’s latest books. Details

date Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

date 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

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Beyond Spaceship Earth Teacher Institute

Discover the museum’s newest STEM experience,Beyond Spaceship Earth: International Space Station. Incorporate knowledge of living and working in outerspace into your science and engineering curriculum. Explore how studying microgravity supports physical science lessons on Earth. Details

date Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

date 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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China in the U.S. Teacher Institute

Experience modern China and discover how immigration, trade, and cultural exchange with China are transforming Indiana communities. Explore the museum’s exhibit Take Me There®: China and learn new ways to immerse your students in Chinese culture. Details

date Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016

date 8:45 AM-7:00 PM

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Power of Children Teacher Workshop

Learn about the lives of Anne Frank,Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White through dramatic interpretation, videos, and books. Discover strategies on how to use the compelling stories of these three children to teach historical content as well as character values. Receive resources to support your classroom instruction. Details

date Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

date 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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