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: How to Use Museum Objects in Your Classroom

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

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History through Writing: Exploring Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Context

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

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7th Annual Chicago International Education Conference

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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