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Professional Development fo K12 teachers at the Penn Museum..

“The speakers were amazing! Really enjoyed their expertise as well as down-to-earth attitudes.”

With its world-famous collection and internationally-respected scholars, the Penn Museum offers unique opportunities for teachers to increase content knowledge and explore new ways to teach students about the ancient world. All Penn Museum professional development opportunities offer Act 48 credits to participating teachers.

Current Professional Development Opportunities

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Tour the Ancient Tablet Room

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Group (Kress) Entrance

The Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia created perhaps the earliest written collection of stories in the world- or rather ancient Sumerian school children did! It is their practice copies that archaeologists have dug up by the thousands. Join us for an inquiry based, behind the scenes tour of the Penn Museum's extensive collection of tablets with Assyriologist Dr. Philip Jones. Don't miss your chance to get a hands on, up close experience with ancient tablets and practice inquiry based learning in the process.

Dr. Phillip Jones Associate Curator and Keeper in the Babylonian Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He studies both the main languages written in Mesopotamian cuneiform, Sumerian and Akkadian. He holds a PhD in Assyriology from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, an MA in Ancient Mesopotamian Civilizations from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a BA in Ancient and Ancient Near Eastern History from University College, London.

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Our educators can work with you to design a professional development experience that is perfect for your staff or group. Choose from expert talks, gallery tours, and interactive workshops – all designed specifically to meet your group’s professional learning goals. Looking for ideas? Check out our past professional development opportunities.


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