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Professional Development Workshops

Professional development workshops support The Magic House philosophy of combining hands-on learning and fun! Educators can enjoy the camaraderie of fellow teaching professionals while learning activities that are easily integrated into classroom curricula.

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Download the 2017-2018 Education Program Guide here.

A Little Bit of Science (Preschool)

Join Museum educators as they introduce hands-on activities that support the Missouri Early Learning Goals in Science. Early childhood educators will gather engaging teaching strategies and hands-on activities to spark the excitement of science discovery and exploration in the early childhood classroom.

Workshop Cost: $300 per session
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers

Math for Early Learners (Preschool)

This workshop makes math instruction as simple as 1-2-3! Early childhood educators explore innovative ideas and hands-on teaching techniques that support the Missouri Early Learning Goals for Math, including number recognition, counting, measurement plus more!

Workshop Cost: $300 per session
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers

Full STEAM Ahead (Preschool – Kindergarten)

Discover how creativity is the basis for learning and problem solving. This workshop opens the door to hands-on learning using integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics content, allowing students to make real-life connections through inquiry, collaboration and project-based learning.

Workshop Cost: $300 per session
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers

From Stories to STEM (Preschool – Grade 2)

Paging all early childhood educators! This hands-on workshop uses favorite children’s books as the catalyst for teachers to create challenges in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  From inventing a coin-carrying contraption for Jack as he descends his beanstalk to planning a pulley perfect for a pumpkin, teachers will discover how to utilize children’s literature to design lessons for the early childhood curriculum that incorporate creativity, collaboration and multiple solutions to problem solving.

Workshop Cost: $300 per session
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers

Storytime: The Next Chapter (Preschool – Grade 2)

Check out the new edition of this professional development workshop. Using favorite children’s books as inspiration, Magic House educators will provide creative ideas on how to use storytime to integrate hands-on science and math activities into the early childhood curriculum.

Workshop Cost: $300 per session
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees (Grades 2 – 3)

This workshop is designed to assist teachers in preparing students to participate in the Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees financial literacy field trip tour and provide ideas on integrating economic education into classroom curricula. Attendance at the FREE teacher workshop is a prerequisite for teachers new to the Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees program and a limited number of teachers will qualify for a FREE field trip! The workshops are held at The Magic House.

Workshop Dates

September 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
October 4, from, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Workshop Cost: Free
Workshop Length: Two hours
Size Limit: Maximum 50 teachers

Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo Advisors, a limited number of qualifying teachers will participate in this program free of charge.