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.

Online Teacher Professional Development: Investigating Nutrition–The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia | October 5–November 30, 2015

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. 24 CPDUs.

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Continuing Education Course: Multiculturalism in the Medieval Mediterranean and Beyond | October 10–31, 2015

A four-week course that examines the diverse cultural influences which helped to shape Islamic art in the medieval and early modern periods (11th-19th centuries AD). 12 CPDUs.

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Making Connections for Students to STEAM Education | December 9, 2015

Learn new ways to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) to your students, and discover ideas to enrich your classroom at this mini-conference. Open to classroom and homeschool educators. 4 CPDUs.

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