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Professional Development Workshops

Teacher Workshop.

Register for two one-day Professional Development Workshops and enter "PDWS" as a coupon code during checkout to receive 50% off any additional one-day Workshops.

Why are we charging for our one-day workshops?

Enjoy time in the galleries with a museum educator for your next professional development! Designed for classroom teachers, these sessions bring the museum collection to life for use in your classroom. Educational materials and refreshments are provided at each session.

In addition to our scheduled onsite workshops, we are able to accommodate groups for customized in-service days, or offer a workshop anywhere via real-time videoconference. For more information, send an email to


Preamble, Mike Wilkins, 1987

Using Art and Portraiture to Teach 21st Century Literacies
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Location: National Portrait Gallery
Email this form to NPGEducation[at] to register.

How do we define literacy in the 21st Century? In this session, participants will use art and portraiture to examine various forms of literacy and discuss how to encourage their development in the classroom. Educators from the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will use objects in their collections to introduce the following types of literacy: Read, Speak, Listen, Write, Perform, and Share. Participants will then work in groups to brainstorm classroom applications.

Why are we charging for our one-day workshops?

Due to increasing demand for our teacher programs, we are instituting a small charge for Professional Development Workshops. This charge will help us better serve our teachers by ensuring that everyone who registers has committed to attending and is guaranteed a place in the workshop and a full set of materials. We thank you for your understanding.