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Professional Development

Participate in programming for educators where you’ll get the content knowledge and confidence to teach with primary sources at The Huntington. Join the Teacher Advisory Panel to help guide, pilot, and evaluate our education programs.

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Programming for Educators

The Huntington offers transformative educator experiences, connecting you with experts and peers. With best practices in mind, such as object-based learning and scientific inquiry, we give you the content knowledge and confidence to teach with primary sources from The Huntington’s collections.

Visit the Calendar for upcoming programs for educators

Educator Open House

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At this in-person, half-day themed conference, learn about an exhibition or garden, discuss creative ways to connect that content to your classroom, and meet other educators over lunch. Then explore The Huntington on your own.

Evening for Educators

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Connect with other educators in person while exploring an exhibition after-hours. Learn how to incorporate such engagement strategies as See-Think-Do to encourage close looking, participate in a related art-making activity, and enjoy dinner. Separate workshops are available for educators of grades K–5 and 6–12.

Saturday Workshops

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These hands-on workshops explore such themes as school gardening, California history, and mindfulness. Take home a classroom kit of materials tied to the workshop theme and learn to use them creatively with your students.

Virtual Curator Talk

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In these one-hour Zoom programs, learn virtually from a Huntington curator on how to integrate primary sources from The Huntington’s collections into your classroom. Each talk highlights a specific collection tied to such school subjects as literature, science, or history. Ask the curator questions and interact with other educators in the chat.

Virtual Office Hours

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Join K-12 Learning Coordinator Kristin Brisbois for monthly virtual drop-in sessions where you can ask questions and receive support regarding The Huntington’s primary sources and programs.

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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

Teacher Advisory Panel

The Teacher Advisory Panel brings together educators of many disciplines and grade levels to guide, pilot, and evaluate educational programs and resources produced by The Huntington’s education staff.

Applications for the 2024-25 Teacher Advisory Panel will open Summer 2024.