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Professional Development

The Huntington supports teachers both locally and nationwide, through our free Evenings for Educators, weekend classes and summer institutes.

Summer Institutes

Two intensive institutes are offered each summer as a unique opportunity for teachers to work with scholars, curators, and The Huntington's diverse collections. Summer institutes are designed to inspire teachers, provide instruction for working with the collections in the classroom, and encourage networking and the exchange of knowledge with other educators. Stipends are available for both programs. Lunch is included each day and parking is free.
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2019.

Shakespeare and Octavia ButlerHuntington Voices
June 17-21, 2019
Teachers grades K-12
I Enrollment: 30
Celebrating voices in our collections, from William Shakespeare to Octavia E. Butler, this five-day institute guides teachers on how to use Huntington primary sources to inspire student voice. Learn how to use these sources to encourage your learners to engage in critical thinking, creativity, and visual and performing arts.

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CaliforniaNature, California's Place, and the American Dream
June 24-28, 2019
Teachers grades 4-8
I Enrollment: 30
This institute considers the ways in which human interaction with the natural world has shaped the state of California for thousands of years. The course provides teachers with pathways for using primary source documents to address themes such as growth, conflict, reform movements, and environmental change.

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Evening for Educators

Evenings for Educators are free events for educators held once each semester. These popular evening events are topical, enjoyable, and intellectually stimulating. Educators hear from experts, have the opportunity to create resources, and learn withand fromone another. Learning in galleries and exhibit spaces is a highlight.

Albert GilmanEvening for Educators: Becoming America
Feb. 21, 2019,  5-7 p.m.
Free with reservations I Space limited I RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE JAN. 12, 2019
The Huntington's "Becoming America" exhibit tells the stories of early American people through objects ranging from tools to quilts. Join us as we explore the histories, contexts, and way of life of the people who crafted and lived with these beautiful items. Teachers will move through the collection under the tutelage of Huntington experts. The evening provides hands-on activities that connect early American work to modern American voices.

From the Ground Up: School Gardening

From the Ground Up: School Gardening is a 10-session professional development course for K-12 educators. Classes cover garden planning, gardening techniques, nutrition trends, and the role of edible landscapes in our communities.  More

Lectures in the Humanities

The Huntington hosts approximately twenty free public lectures each year on themes related to its collections. More

Teacher Discount

Teachers receive 2 for 1 admission Nov. 23Dec. 31, 2018. Show your teacher staff ID at admissions for discount.

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School programs registration Spring 2019

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teachers@huntington.org