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Early Childhood Learning with the Museum
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10am-12:30pm
2.5 CPE credits
FREE - Pre-registration is required.

This 2.5 hour workshop will provide information on the different resources offered by the museum that can be added to your current curriculum. These resources include school field trips, classroom outreach programs, and travel trunks. Museum programming is cross-disciplinary and has a focus on fine motor skills, decision making, and critical thinking. The workshop will include a private tour of the museum highlighting the different interactive elements and activities available to students on school field trips followed by a chance to try some of the fun and engaging educational activities provided in our outreach programs and travel trunks. Finally, you'll have time to work with your colleagues to brainstorm ways to incorporate these great assets into your curriculum for next year!

Spaces are limited to 35 total attendees.

Curating a Great History Fair Project
Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10am-12pm
2 CPE credits
FREE - Pre-registration is required.

History Fair projects provide a chance for students to be creative while also developing reading, writing, and reasoning skills. These projects also build valuable research and communications skills that are important for future endeavors. This 2 hour workshop will provide information on the various free resources available at the museum for your students as they work on these projects, including an interactive outreach program that will teach your students the importance of historic research and how to best represent this information in exhibits and written text.

Inservice Programs

Museum staff is available to visit your school for professional development. Teachers will be introduced to free resources available through the museum including: tours, traveling trunks, and outreach programs. During this presentation, teachers will gain first-hand experience with some of the programs available for classroom use! Professional development is available at a classroom, school, or district level, and is completely free. Contact our Education Coordinator, Kayte Ricketts, at 254-933-5243, to schedule a session.
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