Educator Events

Foster your students' learning and your own in our variety of workshops and events.

EMP offers a variety of valuable events that support the efforts of local educators, including biannual Teacher Professional Development Days, Homeschool Days, and music and literary student competitions such as Write Out of This World.

Homeschool Day: Fantasy Art Books

Each of EMP's Homeschool Day features a different student-centered workshop led by a professional teaching artist, a guided gallery experience, and free time to explore our exciting and interactive exhibits.

Join us at EMP for our May Homeschool Day, where students will explore the world of fantasy by making their own mixed media art books. Mixed media artist Nicole Appell will highlight our Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit in a whole new way through artistic bookmaking. Each student will design, construct, and embellish a fantasy story of their own in a 3D pop-up mixed media art book. 

  • May 19, 2016; EMP Museum; noon-4:00pm
  • $20 ($17 EMP members) includes one parent and one student registration

Star Trek Educator Workshop: Creative Writing and Voice-over

This workshop will serve as an introduction to EMP's newest exhibit Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds.

Led by teaching artist Ali el-Gassier, you will leave with a dynamic structure to approach teaching creative narrative, and a step-by-step approach for supporting students in successful oral presentations in any subject area. This event includes an exclusive exhibition tour led by EMP Curator Brooks Peck.

  • May 21, 2016; EMP Museum; 9:00am-noon
  • $15

Summer Professional Development Week: Weaving Multiple Learning Styles for Teacher Confidence and Range

This 30-hour professional development week for grades 5–12 educators will focus on deepening best practices for the integration of arts into STEM education. Participants will engage in hands-on, body-all-in projects—through creative movement, theatre/voice-over skills, sketching, paper engineering, sculpture—designed to actively and intentionally address both yours and your students’ diverse learning styles.

  • July 5–9, 2016; EMP Museum; 9:00am–4:00pm
  • $160

Cultural equipment support for EMP’s education programs provided by: