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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

Discover Modern China Teacher Institute

Explore present-day China, a fascinating modern country with ancient traditions, and learn how the museum’s new exhibit, Take Me There:® China, can immerse your students in Chinese culture. Participate in hands-on experiences you can share with your students, interact with experts on the geography and politics of modern China, and meet Chinese-American community members. Details

date Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

date 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Hot Wheels: Ready to Race Teacher Institute

Inspire students to learn important STEM concepts as they take on challenges and engage in creative problem-solving. In the process, students will use Hot Wheels to learn how physical forces, the properties of materials, and aerodynamic design are important components of racing. Details

date Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

date 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

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Book Power Teacher Institute

Expand your teaching ideas with a bookmaking project for your classroom, and use museum exhibits as inspiration to produce your own book. Details

date Monday, Jul 6, 2015

date 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

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Leonardo: The Mummified Dinosaur Teacher Institute

You will explore ways to include Leonardo, along with all of the museum’s dinosaur specimens, in the classroom. Topics will include the process of fossilization, fossil excavation, and teaching with inquiry methods. Details

date Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

date 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

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Early Literacy in The Children’s Museum Teacher Workshop

Learn how to help students connect the natural storyteller and writer inside all of them by using exhibits from The Children’s Museum. Details

date Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

date 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

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