Teacher Programs


Educator's Workshops

The Museum Education department host teacher workshops that examine special exhibitions and the permanent collection in ways to incite curiosity in your students, work with each teachers curriculum, and provide a multidisciplinary approach to gallery learning.  To be added to the monthly newsletter please email mzimmerman@pafa.org.



Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

In Partnership with the Fairmount Water Works

Teachers meet at PAFA in the morning for a tour of From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic and to explore PAFA’s related resources and activities that emphasize visual analysis and critical thinking skills. After lunch, educators will be transported to the Fairmount Water Works for a guided tour conversations about water systems’ management and an exploration of related watershed curriculum.

Objectives and Outcomes: Educators will explore sample activities and essential questions to engage students with the important themes connecting visual art and technology, civic mindedness and role of art in politics, environmental issues and history of landscape genre.

  • Participants will enhance their ability to develop meaningful learning experiences for all students by applying a variety of communication, instructional, and assessment strategies in their teaching.
  • Participants will enhance their ability to develop and implement  content and activities that will help their students gain a deeper understanding of the relationship or art and culture to the environment along with the power of place-based teaching and learning.

Cost: $15 // Free for Teachers with a PAFA Membership
Participants receive 3 hours of Act 48 Credit/New Jersey PD Credit.

Lunch and transportation between sites is provided.

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Teacher Talks

Tour the permanent collection or special exhibition at PAFA to dive deep into a subject and spend time discussing works and brainstorming ideas for classroom learning.  This informal gathering invites lively debate and discussion and the sharing of ideas.

Free Passes for Teachers

Obtain a free teacher's pass to PAFA prior to your visit with your students.  Request your free pass when you schedule a tour.

Teacher Workshops in Schools

PAFA Museum Education staff can create professional development programs for your school aligned with the themes of our school tours and your curriculum.  Participating teachers receive 3 hours of Act 48 credit.  Contact us for fees and availability.