Professional Development

We offer a variety of teacher workshops that can be customized to meet staff development needs and schedules of the participating organization. All workshops support National Education Standards and can be adapted for local curricula. Workshops include hands-on, interactive learning, content experts, and classroom-tested lessons. In-service and graduate credit can be arranged.

The participating organization is responsible for organizing and registering teachers. Minimum class size is 10; maximum enrollment per class is 25 teachers. Fees vary based on number of participants, topic, and length of training.

To discuss your staff development needs, call Educational Services at (202) 633-2540.

Douglas DC-3 in America by Air

Air Mail to Airlines: Changes in Air Transportation
Teachers of grades 3-5

Introduce your students to the changes in air transportation through lively classroom activities and stories that will bring the past to life while challenging students' mapping and sequencing skills. The workshop is designed as a companion to transportation units in the curriculum, but the lessons can also be used in preparation for hands-on activities during a Museum visit.

William J. Powell in 1917

Black Wings: African Americans in Aviation, 1920 to the Present
Teachers of grades 6-10

Explore the challenges and successes met by black aviators as they joined the growing field of aviation. Participants will analyze primary source materials, discuss issues and events of World War II with experts in the field, and sample classroom lessons that support National Standards in History and Language Arts.