PD for Teachers: People and Paper – Aug 4&5

Posted by Penn Museum on July 20, 2021

Increase your content knowledge and explore new ways to teach students about the ancient world through professional development at the Penn Museum. All professional development opportunities offer Act 48 credits to participating teachers.

In this two-day professional development experience, teachers will take a deep dive into the history of papermaking and the current role it plays in our lives. Day 1 is virtual and will focus on the influence of East and South Asian cultures on the development of papermaking techniques. Day 2 is in person at the Penn Museum and will give teachers an opportunity to participate in every step of traditional Japanese papermaking from living tree material to useable stationery.

There will be a one-hour lunch break on Day 2 for lunch on your own. Parking vouchers are available for teachers who drive.

Teachers will receive 8 hours of continuing education credits.

Co-sponsored by the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dates, Times, and Locations:

  • Thursday, August 4, 2021, 9:30–11:30 AM; virtual
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Penn Museum

Cost: $25 per teacher; includes papermaking materials that teachers may keep


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