Mississippi Children's Museum

Professional Development

At the Mississippi Children’s Museum, we believe that learning is serious fun!

At the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM), we believe that learning is serious fun. Our professional development workshops are innovative and interactive.  They provide early childhood and elementary educators with inspirational, engaging activities to take back to their classrooms. Educators explore the museum during professional development just as their students would on a field trip to make connections between classroom lessons and real-world concepts!

Workshop Information:

  • Each workshop is 5 hours long- 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (with an hour lunch break)
  • Each workshop counts as .5 CEU credit hours or 5 hours for childcare workers
  • Each workshop is $30 (plus an additional $10 for CEU credits)
  • We offer our professional development workshops on site at the museum at various times throughout the years. Please check our website, mschildrensmuseum.org or email for more for specific dates and workshop descriptions.
  • All professional development workshops are available for off-site presentations. Please contact the Assistant Director of Enrichment at  for more information.

Summer Workshops

How Does Your Garden Grow
Monday, June 10

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Using the museum’s Literacy Garden as a backdrop, teachers will experience an outdoor classroom and learn methods to bring the outdoors into their classroom. It will provide adaptable, cross-curricular, and inquiry-based activities for teaching students about nature and conservation. Cross-curricular lessons will use science, literacy, and mathematics. Lessons will inspire a student’s imagination and utilize both creativity and critical thinking skills.

Classroom Management, Professionalism, and Ethics
Monday, July 15

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Learn how to recognize and utilize the characteristics of an effective teacher. We will focus on organizing and managing an effective learning environment, learning principles, ethics in education, and professionalism to promote an effective return on student learning.

E-mail Assistant Director of Enrichment, Sheri Bradford, for more information at

Learn more about our field trips, professional development opportunities, and outreach opportunities from our Educator Guide!