Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Teacher Professional Development session

Educator Professional Development

We offer a variety of classes in making, literature and art practice for educators to bring new ideas, methods and resources to their learners. Act 48 hours provided.

Upcoming Offerings :

Making & Math - March 26

9:00am - 3:00pm | $100 per participant - lunch included


Designed for K-3rd grade educators
Join us as we work through various making processes that are math related. Strategize together with a teaching artist to work out the details of making and math and how those two content areas work in parallel rather than separately.  

Literature & Making - April 16

9:00am - 3:00pm | $100 per participant - lunch included
Designed for Early Childhood Educators
Explore what factors make books engaging for young children and how we curate our collection for museum programs. Delve into various children’s books that we believe to be important arts and making literature for children ages 0-5. Read and tinker along with us as we identify ways to pull inspiration from books that incorporate maker mindset, persistence, various making techniques, and more! 

Collaborating Through Art - May 7 - Registration coming soon!

9:00am - 3:00pm | $100 per participant - lunch included
Designed for K-3rd grade educators
Participate in several making and arts integration processes to gain an understanding of the impact making art together can have on young children's learning and interpretation skills. 

Register here!

Maker Educator Boot Camp 

Hosted by MAKESHOP at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab

Developed through years of experience and research in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s MAKESHOP, Boot Camp emphasizes that maker education is about more than a space and the right tools. Participants will: 

  • Work in individual and group settings for both hands-on activities and discussions
  • Attend four process-focused workshops, designed to give both practical and theoretical insight into different forms of making
  • Use both MAKESHOP’s Principles of Practice and other research tools to delve deeply into the learning that happens through making
  • Use visioning tools designed by the Museum’s Learning and Research department to inform institutional direction as it relates to making

We recommend attending with another representative of your institution, be it a teacher, librarian or administrator, so you can support each other’s efforts and implementations beyond Boot Camp.

Summer 2020 Dates:

  • June 16-19 (Tues-Fri)

  • August 4-7 (Tues-Fri)

9:00am - 3:00pm | $900 per participant - lunch included

Register for Boot Camp here!

Pixar In A Box

June 22-26

9:00am - 3:00pm | $500 per participant - lunch included

More information and registration coming soon!

Questions?  Please contact Taylor Dozier at tdozier@pittsburghkids.org

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Professional Development programs subsidized by Federal Express.