Professional Development

Join us as we engage in creative teaching strategies and explore interdisciplinary curriculum connections focused on our museum collections and exhibitions. Our programs are designed to help educators teach transferrable twenty-first-century skills in an increasingly global world.

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Educators’ Open House

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5–8 pm
The Freer|Sackler celebrates its newly reopened museum in a free event just for educators.  Engage with curator-led tours, enjoy light bites, sign up for school tours, experiment with hands-on activities, and more.
Registration is required and limited.

Global Look: Focus on Ancient Civilizations

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 am–3:30 pm

Educators’ Open House

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1–4 pm

Art and Science of Chinese Bells Educator Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:30 am–1 pm: session for elementary school educators
2–5:30 pm: session for middle and high school educators


Professional Development Videos

Can’t visit the museum in person? Click on a video below to watch past distance learning workshops. To find out more about upcoming opportunities, join our teacher mailing list by emailing us at

Professional Development Workshops

Interested in hands-on professional learning? We host a variety of workshops for educators at the museum, from half-day events to summer institutes in partnership with national and regional organizations.

Learn more about our upcoming museum-based professional development programs.