close

Oh Dear!

We are sorry, but your current web browser is not supported.

You can proceed to the site, but your experience will be better if you use one one of these supported browsers in the version listed.

16.0+
Desktop: 19.0+
For Android: 33.0+
Android Browser: 4.4
Desktop & iOS: 6.0+
9.0+

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.

FacebookFacebook Group

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!

Join the Group

Educator EmailEmail Sign Up

Sign up for our monthly educator e-newsletter to receive updates about professional development opportunities, field trips, and museum events for teachers.

Sign Up

Educator Professional Development OpportunitiesProfessional Development Opportunities

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
TCMI Logo

Cocktails and Chihuly

Visit Fireworks of Glass and gaze at the glass ceiling. Expand your knowledge of glass blowing by taking part in a private showing of the installation process, and then try your hand at a glass art craft. Details

date Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

date 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Registration Required icon Registration Required

TCMI Logo

Coffee and Conversation: Sacred Journeys

Visit National Geographic Sacred Journeys, a new exhibit exploring some of the world’s most significant and beautiful religious sites and artifacts. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and join in a conversation with three religious community leaders as they discuss their own journeys of faith, how to answer students’ questions, and how to make your classroom a safe place for learning about various cultures and beliefs. Details

date Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

date 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Registration Required icon Registration Required

TCMI Logo

Create Classroom Connections with Collections

In this workshop, we will discuss ways to draw out special collection stories from each of your students. Details

date Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

date 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Registration Required icon Registration Required

TCMI Logo

Archaeology in Your Classroom

Discover how to engage your students in new ways across a variety of academic subjects through this multidisciplinary field of study. Participants will try hands-on learning strategies and receive useful classroom materials. Details

date Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

date 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Registration Required icon Registration Required

TCMI Logo

Science and Literacy Workshop

Explore how to use reading or writing to help students learn about the world around them. Participate in hands-on inquiry experiences to teach science that can be supported by great literature or writing. Discover how science can be incorporated into literacy centers or use science notebooks to support writing standards. Details

date Thursday, Nov 12, 2015

date 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Registration Required icon Registration Required

TCMI Logo

Remembering the Holocaust

Experience Anne Frank's story through a visit to The Power of Children: Making a Difference exhibit, hands-on activities, and a theatrical performance. Learn strategies for teaching students about the Holocaust through children’s literature and guided discussion. Details

date Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

date 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Registration Required icon Registration Required