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Professional Learning at the New-York Historical Society

Open to educators, school leaders, members and all history-minded adults, Professional Learning is an opportunity to learn innovative inquiry strategies; deepen your knowledge of history; and interact with our vast collections. Sessions are designed to enrich the teaching and learning of history and the arts in the classroom, but all those wishing to expand their understanding of the past are welcome!

For more information and to register, contact: or 212-485-9256.

Participation is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

Pizza & PD

After-school workshops engage participants in the past through hands-on strategies that can be brought directly into the social studies or visual arts classroom. Pizza is served!

History Uncorked: Think & Drink with Historians

Meet world-renowned historians, authors and scholars and discuss formative moments and themes in American history over a glass of wine.

Special Workshops & Events

Dig deeply into history in these innovative workshops that feature the vast resources of New-York Historical Society and its cultural partners.

History & Theater

Learn how to research an historical figure and to embody that figure on stage – and then transfer these new skills to your students!

P-Credit Courses

Take a 36-hour summer course to apply to your "30-and-above" salary differential.

80-Minute Professional Learning Opportunities

NEW THIS YEAR! Invite experienced N-YHS educators into your school to provide professional learning sessions for teachers across a range of subjects and grade levels.

Private Workshops

Book a private professional development session for your teachers at your school or in the museum.

Curriculum Library

Download free classroom materials with primary sources, lesson plans, and more.

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