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Educator Program: Private Workshop

Schedule a private workshop for your school or district. These can be facilitated at MHM for FREE or at your school's location for a fee. Browse available workshops below.

Date/Time
Workshops are held by appointment and run a suggested 3 hours in length, but the duration can be adjusted to suit your needs. Workshop dates and times are subject to the availability of Museum education staff and, when applicable, the availability of Museum space.

Capacity
The suggested maximum capacity for private workshops is 36, but alternate arrangements can be made to accommodate more teachers.
*Please note that private workshops are for groups of teachers. If you're an individual teacher looking for additional professional development, check out our other workshops listed on mohistory.org/educators.

Location and Cost
Bring your group to the Missouri History Museum for a FREE private workshop. The Missouri History Museum is located at 5700 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.

Workshops may also be facilitated on-site at your school for a fee. Schools within a 15-mile radius of the Museum will be charged $100. Schools farther than 15 miles from the Museum will be charged $100 plus mileage.


AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

Museum Literacy: Preparing Your Students to Learn in Museums
The ability to understand and use museum spaces and objects is a learned skill, one that's vital to the cultivation of lifelong learners. Museum literacy also helps students connect the skills they learn in the classroom to new subject matters and environments. But many students face barriers when trying to learn in museums. Discover how you can ensure your students are prepared to make the most of a museum visit.

This workshop is ideal for K–12 classroom and pre-service teachers, museum educators, and students in Museum Studies programs.

Methods in Museum Education: Teaching with Artifacts
Experience the Missouri History Museum as a teaching resource! This workshop provides an introduction to strategies used in informal education. You'll dissect the interactive approaches used by our Museum educators and have the opportunity to explore the connection between museum learning and your classroom.

This workshop is ideal for K–5 classroom and pre-service teachers, museum educators, and students in Museum Studies programs.

Museums, Empathy, and Social Justice
Discover the unique ways museums can enrich the character of your students. This workshop examines methodologies for teaching empathy and social justice with museum spaces and primary sources. Specific focus will be given to St. Louis's civil rights history.

This workshop is ideal for 6–12 classroom and pre-service teachers, museum educators, and students in Museum Studies programs.

Sample K–12 Student Programs
Are you curious about what your students will see and do during a field trip to the Missouri History Museum? Do you want to be able to make an informed decision when picking a program that best suits the goals you have for your students? This program lets you experience our Gallery + Classroom programs just as your students will on a field trip. You can even mix and match different programs. When filling out your workshop request form, simply indicate the names of the programs you’d like to sample. You can find a list of the K–12 programs currently offered at mohistory.org/k12programs.

This workshop is ideal for K–12 classroom and pre-service teachers, museum educators, and students in Museum Studies programs.

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About the Workshop Facilitator
Sarah Sims manages K–12 education programs at the Missouri History Museum. In this role she plans and facilitates teacher professional development, creates and evaluates school programs, and leads the team of educators that facilitates school programs at the Museum. Sims's areas of interest are museum literacy, inquiry-based learning and teaching, and the connection between empathy and the museum experience. Her professional experience spans both classroom teaching and informal education. Before coming to the Missouri History Museum, Sims worked as an educator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and as a classroom teacher in the Kansas City Public Schools district.

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