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Professional Development fo K12 teachers at the Penn Museum..

“The speakers were amazing! Really enjoyed their expertise as well as down-to-earth attitudes.”

With its world-famous collection and internationally-respected scholars, the Penn Museum offers unique opportunities for teachers to increase content knowledge and explore new ways to teach students about the ancient world. All Penn Museum professional development opportunities offer Act 48 credits to participating teachers.

Current Professional Development Opportunities

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Elementary School Program Preview - Legendary Creatures: Cultural Symbols of China

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Group (Kress) Entrance

Join two educators, Haibin Wechsler and Yifan Gao, as they preview their new program for 3rd-5th grade students about China! Do you know the adorable giant panda bear has 6 toes and can climb tall trees as a baby? Have you seen Lion Dances and Dragon Boat races, and wondered why Chinese have such traditions? Please join us on an adventure to discover the fascinating stories of four symbolic animals associated with the Chinese culture, and their roles they played in forging Chinese national identity and culture values.

Check out our past professional development opportunities.

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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. Looking for ideas? Check out our past professional development opportunities.


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