Children's Museum

10am–5pm Daily

Teacher Professional Development session

Teacher Professional Development

Educator Classes

We offer a variety of classes in making, literature and art practice for teachers to bring new ideas, methods and resources to their classroom.

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Sign up for our Educator Mailing List to find out about future opportunities, including those for Summer 2018.


Integrated Learning through the Studio Arts

December 13, 2017

  • Learn the Museum’s approach to identifying and describing learning
  • Learn how to identify evidence of learning through student art making
  • Learn how to help students document art making
  • Engage in art making to experience personal learning
  • Act 48 credit available
  • $20 per participant; includes materials, breakfast, lunch and parking voucher

This event is made possible through the support of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

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Making, Literature & Technology
For Teachers of grades K-3

February 8

  • Explore MALT learning - see how Making, Literature and Technology can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum. 
  • Provides teachers with approaches, ideas and content that can be put to use with their students. We will use literature to illustrate how MALT Learning can be incorporated into your classroom. 
  • Each participant will leave with one piece of literature, and making activities to implement in their classroom.
  • $75 per particpant

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An Introduction to Makey- Makey
For Teachers of grades K-3

March 8

  • Get creative using conductive and organic materials to interact with Makey Makey technology
  • Receive suggestions and resources from our Teacher-in-Residence and Teaching Artists on how to incorporate Makey Makey into students’ creative toolboxes
  • Get your own Makey Makey!
  • $75 per participant

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Making Through Math Literature
For Teachers of Grades K-3

April 19

  • We'll use math literature to illustrate how making can be incorporated into your existing curriculum
  • Learn approaches, ideas and content that can be put to use with your students
  • Receive completed making activities and one piece of math literature for your classroom
  • $75 per participant

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Maker Educator Boot Camp

Summer 2018

Hosted by MAKESHOP at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

A four-day professional development experience for classroom teachers, informal educators and museum professionals who seek a deep understanding of the philosophy and practice of making.

Dates for Summer 2018 are being determined.  Check back soon for more details.