Professional Development

Our hands-on professional development programs give educators valuable practice in incorporating fine art and material culture into a wide range of curricular structures. We explore collections in-depth, learn from exhibition curators, exchange teaching strategies, and offer opportunities for both research and practice.

Sesame Street in Communities:  Building Literacy Skills and Beyond

Join us May 4 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. for this very special professional development seminar combining literacy, Sesame Street and Shelburne Museum! Email mtrow@shelburnemuseum.org to register or with questions.

An inside look at the creation of Sesame Street in Communities: a brand new educational model and resource center, recently launched that uses research-based strategies and materials to guide and support healthy habits in young children, while also engaging the important adults in their lives. Sesame Street in Communities provides educators and service providers with a wealth of free resources designed to engage families in everyday activities to help all children become smarter, stronger, and kinder. In this session, we’ll explore these and other Sesame Street resources that will enhance your work with kids and families, particularly around language and literacy.

We will be joined by Tara Wright, Professional Development Manager, from the Sesame Street Company as we explore how to use Sesame Street to promote literacy both in the home and the classroom. The lecture will be followed by a tour of Puppets: World on a String and an art making activity led by Shelburne Museum Education Staff.

This free, 3 credit hour professional development day, is one that cannot be missed!