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Our professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. Engage with staff and experts.
City on Fire Virtual Educator Open House
Tuesday, October 19, 4:30–6:00 p.m. OR 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Join us for one of our exclusive educator-only virtual open house sessions for our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, and hear from CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones about its creation. Learn about virtual and on-site field trips, using the exhibition learning guide to enhance your classroom instruction, and more. 1.5 PD hours. Free; advance registration required.
City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series
Saturdays, October 30, November 6, and November 20
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. The series kicks off with a walking tour of Old Town to see fire history in the cityscape and a drink from our café to keep you warm. Subsequent sessions feature a talk by CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones about our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, and CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark introducing gallery exploration tools, classroom resources, and virtual options to expand your classroom instruction. Join us for one or all the sessions! 3 PD hours per session. $25 per session or $60 for all three.
Save the Date | Virtual Teacher Book Club
Saturdays, January 29 and February 26
(Must attend both sessions)
Stay tuned for more information about our Virtual Teacher Book Club. The book will be announced after Labor Day. Sessions will be held via Zoom and use Basecamp in between for further conversation and resource sharing. 20 PD hours total. $50; book is included.
Ticketing link to come!
Are you interested in a custom in-service experience?
We’re happy to plan with you. To get started, email Heidi Moisan, school programs manager, at [email protected]
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