Heinz History Center
Heinz History Center
Heinz History Center
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Educator Opportunities

Educators' Network

Join our free Educators' Network and receive:

  • Regular eNewsletters that include lesson plans and instructional content
  • A 10% Museum Shop coupon
  • Opportunities to get involved in the development of educational sessions and resources

To register for the Educators' Network, please use the Teacher eNewsletter form at the bottom of this page.

Professional Development Opportunities

Join History Center educators, curators, and local experts for activity-filled professional development opportunities designed to link regional educators with content from the museum's exhibits and resources. All workshops include a classroom resource guide with lesson plans and a boxed meal.

Pre-registration is required and space can be reserved by clicking on the programs below. Each program offers three (3) Act 48 credit hours, and costs $13 for History Center members and $18 for non-members.

  • Poptastic! Exploring Arts Integration with Burton Morris
    Mon., Dec. 16, 2013, 5 - 8:30 p.m.
    Senator John Heinz History Center
  • Faces of Abolition in Western Pennsylvania
    Thurs., Jan. 16, 2014, 5 - 8:30 p.m.
    Senator John Heinz History Center
  • History and Hollywood: Teaching Social Studies Through Film SOLD OUT!
    Thurs., Feb. 20, 2014
    Fort Pitt Museum

Professional development opportunities for the 2013-14 school year have now concluded, but check back for an exciting new slate of workshops to begin in the fall of 2014.

Educator Open Houses

These events are free for educators. Pre-registration is required. Space can be reserved by clicking on each event below.

Teacher Survey - Summer 2013

We would love to hear how the History Center can better serve you and your students in the future. Complete our Teacher Survey and receive a 10% discount in the Museum Shop! Please click here to take the survey. Thank you for your reflections, ideas, and input.

Teachers Advisory Council

Members of the Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) support the History Center’s school and teacher programs in many ways throughout the school year. TAC members review curriculum, advocate for programs, research, and assist with audience development. If you would like to find out more information or join this advisory group, please e-mail Mariruth Leftwich at maleftwich@heinzhistorycenter.org.


Teacher in-service programs at the History Center are an opportunity for teachers and administrators to experience our facility and resources. In-services can focus on a particular topic or be developed to fit the needs of a specific content area or grade level. These are offered on a year-round, as-requested basis. To learn how you can schedule an in-service at the History Center, please e-mail Maggie Satler at masatler@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Teacher eNewsletter

Register to receive periodic e-newsletters from the History Center’s Education Department, including announcements of special opportunities, calendars of upcoming exhibits, and themed lesson plans and instructional content.

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