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!
How Does Your Garden Grow
Monday, June 10
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
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 *protected email*
Learn more about our field trips, professional development opportunities, and outreach opportunities from our Educator Guide!