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:

 

Registration for the Spring Professional Development Workshop is now closed. Please stay tuned for details regarding our Professional Development Program for the remainder of 2017.

 

What have your colleagues said about our training?

Highly practical.
Incredibly helpful.
Applicable to classroom practice.
Truly informative.
Fast-paced.
FUN!

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

 

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

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 May 2.

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!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

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.