Explore new ideas in your classroom at the Musical Instruments Museum. This January and February the Musical instrument is offering professional development classes on Saturdays completely free to educators. Put these events on your calendar and register today!
Build Early Skills Through Music
Saturday, January 11, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.–noon
Free for educators Musical play enhances development in young children. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in observation, discussion, and play based on MIM’s collection.
STEM For Early Childhood New in 2019–2020!
Saturday, January 11, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. –3:00pm
Free for educators STEM learning in early childhood can begin with music. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in scientific exploration, observation, investigation, and analysis with the use of play and age-appropriate STEM projects related to musical instruments in MIM’s collection.
Create a Global Classroom
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.–noon Free for educators Learn new, musical ways to bring culture into the classroom. Engage students in grades 3–12 through games, projects, and writing and discussion prompts that will empower them to investigate material culture from the museum’s collections. Focus: Mexican Banda, Yaqui Pascolas, and Central African cultural symbolism.
STEM: An Introduction to Musical Electronics New in 2019-2020!
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Free for educators
Electronics are indispensable in both the music industry and daily life. Discover fun and engaging ways to introduce students in grades 3–12 to the basic concepts of electronics and magnetism that are used in musical instruments throughout MIM’s collections. No prior experience is necessary.
Educators can register at: https://mim.org/professional-development/professional-development-registration-form/