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Professional Development

Increase your content knowledge and explore new ways to teach students about the ancient world through professional development at the Penn Museum. All professional development opportunities offer Act 48 credits to participating teachers.

people examining an artifact with a curator

Current Professional Development Opportunities

Teacher Talk

Africa and Central America Gallery Preview with Penn Museum Global Guides

Experience the NEW Penn Museum with fellow Philadelphia area educators. Join us for an intimate evening in the brand new Mexico & Central America and Africa galleries during opening week. Get an exclusive tour with Penn Museum’s Global Guides Program, designed to provide contemporary perspectives and connections to ancient objects. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, our guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their home countries. Hailing from parts of the world like Mexico and Guatemala to The Democratic Republic of Congo, Global Guides offer more than your average museum tour. Don’t miss the chance to engage in meaningful conversations about how history is interpreted by and reflected in the lives of people around the globe.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
East (Group) Entrance

Create Your Own

Our educators can work with you to design a professional development experience that is perfect for your staff or group. Choose from expert talks, gallery tours, and interactive workshops – all designed specifically to meet your group’s professional learning goals. Depending on your preference, we are able to come to your school or host your group at the Museum.

Programs available include:

Check out our past professional development opportunities for examples and ideas!