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Professional Development

National Liberty Museum Professional Development ProgramsTeaching is a demanding job. Our cutting-edge training gives you the tools and educational resources you need to succeed. During our Professional Development Workshops, expert presenters provide instruction that supports targeted, standards-aligned learning objectives. The workshops may include case studies, facilitated discussion, lesson planning and practice, exploration of the National Liberty Museum art and exhibits, and new academic resources you can use immediately in the classroom.

Full-day workshops provide up to 15 Act 48 Continuing Professional Education hours approved by both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Education.

To accommodate your busy schedule, full-day professional development workshops are held on Saturdays between 9:00am-3:30pm at the Museum. We introduced a new pricing structure in 2015, which will continue in 2017. The workshop fee for previous participants is $85, with a $10 reward toward Museum merchandise if you refer a new participant to this workshop. The workshop fee for first-time participants is $60. The cost for a sandwich boxed-lunch at the workshop is $12, or you can choose not to purchase a lunch.

The National Liberty Museum Professional Development Program is supported by:


The upcoming full-day workshop is “Understanding and Supporting Anxious Students,” Saturday, March 4, 9am – 3:30pm

For a printed copy of the registration form, click here


    This workshop was last offered in May 2015
    and is back again due to popular demand!

    Understanding and Supporting Anxious Students
    March 4, 2017 @ 9am – 3:30 pm
    15 Act 48 hours*
    Click here to register.

    Anxiety persists for many students throughout the school year and can worsen as academic pressures become greater. A first grade boy clings to his parent at the start of the school day. A fourth grade girl constantly asks to use the restroom because she is compulsively washing her hands. A seventh grade boy still panics before tests and his grades are suffering. Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in childhood and adolescence, and the emotional and behavioral symptoms are usually present at school. This workshop examines the causes, symptoms, and treatments of childhood anxiety. Participants will learn applicable strategies and reasonable accommodations to support anxious students in the classroom. Additionally, participants will explore the Museum to complete a corresponding activity. Recommended for educators, instructional assistants, counselors, school psychologists, administrators, and out-of-school time providers of students in grades K-8.

    Catherine Mallam, M.S. is a School Counselor in the Harverford Township School District. She has over twenty-five years of experience working successfully with anxious students.

    *Participants earn 7.5 hours of credit for attending a full-day workshop. An additional 7.5 hours may be earned through the completion of a homework assignment.

What have your colleagues said about our training?

Highly practical.
Incredibly helpful.
Applicable to classroom practice.
Truly informative.

If you have questions or wish to redeem a credit or voucher, contact or call Christine at 215-925-2800, ext. 108.


Visit NLM on Presidents' Day Weekend

The National Liberty Museum features many exhibits specifically relating to our nation’s leaders, including a collection of original White House China, a Medals of Honor Exhibit, and several beautiful oil paintings. We're offering discounted admission on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 & 19, and Pay-What-You-Wish on Presidents' Day Monday, February 20. Click here for more information.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on March 14.

Teacher as Hero Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 Teacher as Hero Awards sponsored by State Farm are now open. TEN awards will be presented in THREE categories of achievement. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

A Popular Professional Development Workshop Returns

NLM's Professional Development Workshops feature expert presenters who offer a fresh perspective on successful teaching practices. The upcoming workshop is “Understanding and Supporting Anxious Students.” It is a full-day, 15 Act 48 hour course to be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9am – 3:30pm at the Museum. Click here to learn more.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.