Professional Development

Programs, events, and workshops for teachers of all grade levels and subjects

Professional Development Programs

Evenings for Educators

Designed for teachers of all grade levels and subjects, these casual gatherings feature special tours, film screenings, and refreshments. Pick up new curriculum guides, activities, and unique classroom resources while you earn CPE credit and enjoy time with colleagues.

Workshops

The Bullock Museum often offers professional development with partner organizations. These range from multi-day conferences to single-day content-rich workshops that explore a variety of topics and subjects.

Upcoming Workshops:

In Spring 2021, the Bullock Museum is featuring an exhibition called Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking which focuses on enlightening and empowering youth and young adults to better understand, prevent, and combat this significant community issue. In collaboration with Love146, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking, we have two opportunities for teachers to get training and earn CPE credit on this topic; one is an introduction and a chance to reflect with colleagues, the other is an in-depth training.

Prevent Trafficking and Exploitation
March 11, 2021
Public Program 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Exclusive Educator program 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The workshop will provide an introduction to the reality of human trafficking and give attendees some tools they can take with them to safeguard their communities. Following the public program from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., educators are invited to stick around for an interactive professional development session for resources specifically designed for teachers or caregivers. Participate in a focused Q&A or discuss experiences with other educators and experts from Love146. CPE credit provided.

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Human Trafficking Prevention Training
March 24, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This workshop will provide professionals who work with at-risk youth tools they can use to help influence and protect their communities.

Through a guided presentation informed by Love146 experience working with at-risk and exploited youth in diverse settings, the presenters will provide information on how participants can effectively reach and empower youth through prevention education. The focus will be on vulnerabilities among youth from all backgrounds and the connections between those vulnerabilities and grooming tactics. The session will emphasize the steps youth advocates, case managers, and educators can take to identify and respond to suspected exploitation. CPE credit provided.

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Public Programs for CPE Credit

The Bullock Museum hosts public programs that explore Texas history through thoughtful dialogue or a hands-on class. Led by experts, these programs further the conversation about the ever-evolving story of Texas. While they are not professional development exclusively for teachers, educators may benefit from attending these events and can receive CPE credit.

Many of these programs are happening online, and will be available on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel.

To receive CPE credit for any of the following events, watch the video on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel or attend one of our Zoom webinars and email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com so we can prepare your certificate.

Schedule a Workshop for Your Group

Looking to earn CPE hours through quality professional development experiences? Let the Bullock Museum host your next school or district professional development day!

The Bullock Museum tailors experiences to meet your instructional needs in several different formats, including half- and full-day events, multi-day collaborations with other institutions, and distance learning videoconferences. Program topics include: Discovering History Through Artifacts; La Belle: The Ship That Changed History; The Design and Aesthetics of Artifacts; Sailing by the Stars: Historical Navigation and Math; Exploring Science at a History Museum; and Pre-Service Training

Interested in scheduling a workshop? Please call (512) 936-4604 or email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com for more information.

Come in Advance

Try out your lesson plans, find the best exhibition stops, and check out film options before your trip.

If you're an educator and you'd like a pre-trip Educator Preview Visit, we'll waive your exhibition admission when you arrive. Just show your school ID badge at the ticketing counter and tell the staff member that you are here to plan a field trip. You can also explore current and upcoming exhibitions and events and peruse the Artifact Gallery online.