Educator Programs

Professional development opportunities for teachers at the National Museum of the American Indian can benefit educators in all subject areas. Workshops span a range of topics and enable teachers to discover analytical approaches to connect the museum's collections and content with classroom teaching strategies. Sessions help educators explore new content about American Indian cultures and history and encourage new methods for teaching with objects in the classroom. Workshops include take-home materials and classroom resources, as well as new ideas for interdisciplinary curriculum connections.

Learn about the NMAI's educational resources—including curriculum for the classroom, teacher workshops, and educational strategies—in the museum’s new free, quarterly teacher e-newsletter (March 2014; Spring 2014; September 2014; Fall 2014).

Visit this page regularly for information on upcoming NMAI workshops and special offerings for educators. Join the email list to receive announcements throughout the school year. Email the NMAI in Washington, D.C. ( or New York, N.Y. ( with education-related inquiries.

Educator Programs in Washington, DC

There are no educator workshops currently scheduled in Washington, DC.
Please check this page regularly for updated information.

Educator Programs in New York, NY

Educator's Open House
October 16, 2014, 4–6 PM

Diker Pavilion and West Gallery
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY

Join Alexandra Harris (Cherokee), editor of the companion catalog for the exhibit For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, as she describes the significance of Poolaw's work. For more than five decades of the twentieth century, Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906–84) captured an insider's view of his Oklahoma community—a community rooted in its traditional culture while also thoroughly modern and quintessentially American. Following Ms. Harris's presentation, educators may tour the gallery.
Registration is required for this free event.