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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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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

A Taste of Science (Kindergarten – Grade 2)

This popular workshop is designed to “whet your appetite” for making hands-on science an important component of the early childhood and primary classroom. The workshop examines four thematic units in depth: the environment, kitchen chemistry, the scientific process and the five senses. Teachers gain hands-on experience while exploring activities that emphasize science process skills and focus on active learning and sensory experiences that are easily integrated into your classroom curriculum.

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

Storytime: Science and Math (Preschool – Kindergarten)

Once upon a time, educators participated in a workshop on how to bring science, math and literature connections into the early childhood classroom. Employing favorite children’s books as a springboard, teachers will gather new ideas on using storytime to integrate basic 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

Storytime: The Next Chapter (Kindergarten – 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

Storytime: STEAM (Kindergarten – Grade 2)

Join Magic House educators to discover how students can make real-life connections through inquiry, collaboration and project-based learning. This workshop opens the door to hands-on learning using favorite children’s books and integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics content.

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