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 oi-education@uchicago.edu.

Project Archaeology Leadership Legacy Institute

Take a leading role in archaeology education. Open to teachers, museum educators, and archaeologists. Get in-depth instruction of the new curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition. 30 CPDUs.

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Online Course: Before the Alphabet: Writing Systems in the Ancient World

An eight-week course that surveys the ways in which humans make language visible. 24 CPDUs.

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Teacher Appreciation Night | May 20, 2015

Explore the premier educational resources, curriculum, and research materials for teachers offered by a wide range of K–12 outreach organizations on campus. Open to educators of every kind. 3 CPDUs.

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