Professional Development Workshops

PD days at the museum are designed for MDCPS teachers. Teachers may register through the district’s “My Learning Plan” for master plan points. Professional workshops at CGM are aimed at developing new ways to include 21st. century skills among students through process-based learning models and resources.
Workshops feature subject area experts and leaders focusing on promoting an experiential (hands-on) approach to curriculum-based lessons, exploring art integration ideas, and engaging participants with museum’s space and resources as main tools for creating relevant curriculum for their classes.

Teachers will create their own lessons integrating communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Each workshop will invite an expert in an area of interest, who will introduce content and activities relevant to curricular needs. These applied skills are cultivated through engaging conversations and hands-on activities designed to spark innovation, collaboration and problem solving, while simultaneously expanding digital literacy and career/life skills, among other research-based benefits.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

 JANUARY 22, 2021

8:30 am-2:30 pm

Target Audience: K-12 Visual Art Teachers

5 contact hours and 1 follow up hour = 6 Master Plan Points

Session Title: ABCs of Printmaking and uses in the classroom

Description: Learn about basic Printmaking and the different uses and applications in K-12, and the benefits of this medium for SPED students.

  • Hands on workshop by Lili Dominguez

  • Pre Zoom 1 hour session

What do I need for an interactive virtual learning experience with the museum?

  • A stable internet connection
  • A laptop or smart device that is fully charged or plugged in
  • a Zoom link, which will be sent to the main email provided

Email with any questions, concerns, or technical difficulties.

Materials needed for hands-on workshop:

Old rags and newspaper

sketch or printmaking paper (12 x 18 inches or smaller)


Carving gouges

Soft brayer

Water soluble block printing ink (black + any colors)

Paintbrushes, watercolor, paper plates

Optional: Acrylic sheet (size of paper)

Past Professional Development Opportunities