The Oriental Institute Public Education Department offers a range of professional development programs and free welcome events to educators year-round. Visit the Teacher Programs and Educator Guides & Resources for our most updated offerings.

Field trips engage the senses, bring curriculum concepts to life, and inspire questions about the ancient cultures. For information about our K-12 tour programs, please visit the Field Trips page. For other inquiries, please contact Public Education & Outreach Department at

Educator Welcome Day: Builders, Makers, Engineers–Explore the Evidence of Process through Archaeological Discoveries

In collaboration of the Smart Museum of Art and the Oriental Institute Museum. 3 CPDUs.

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Teacher Workshop: Nubian Splendor–Africa and Its Connection to Ancient Civilizations

This workshop is recommended for English Language Arts, Art, Social Studies, and History teachers. 5 CPDUs.

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Teacher Appreciation Night 2015

Co-presented by the Center for International Studies, the Oriental Institute, and other K-12 outreach sites on the University of Chicago campus. Open for K-12 teachers, administrators, all interested individuals.

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