Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Teacher Professional Development session

Educator 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.

Literacy and Math through Making

Discover ways in which making activities can be integrated into existing curriculum by leveraging books, math content, and vocabulary already introduced to learners. Leave with completed classroom-ready making activities and one piece of math literature.

February 21, 2019 | 9:00am-3:00pm

$100 nonrefundable registration fee

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An Introduction to Makey Makey

Get creative using conductive and organic materials to interact with Makey Makey technology. Receive suggestions and resources for incorporating Makey Makey into students’ creative toolboxes, plus take home a Makey Makey of your own!

March 21 2019 |  9:00am-3:00pm

$100 nonrefundable registration fee

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Maker Educator Boot Camp 

Hosted by MAKESHOP at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 

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

Summer 2019 offerings:

     June 18-21 (Tues-Fri) | 9:00am-4:00pm
     August 6-9 (Tues-Fri) | 9:00am-4:00pm

$900 registration fee 

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

For questions, or more information please contact Carol Johnson at

All classes take place at:  
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Pittsburgh’s historic North Side)

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