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Professional Development: Utilizing Play in the Classroom

February 27, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

February 27, 2023 @ 8:30 am 4:00 pm

Join us for a professional development opportunity for teachers at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. This educator workshop focuses on how “play” can be used effectively in classroom instruction.

Participants will engage with content experts, Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, Nathan Jones, Associate Curator of History, and Dr. Kim Pennington, Chair and Associate Professor, Educational Sciences, Foundations and Research, College of Education and Professional Studies University of Central Oklahoma, and leave with practical strategies. Additionally, teachers will learn about student tours and how they can complement and strengthen classroom curriculum.

Participating teachers receive:

  • Reimbursement for one paid substitute while attending the workshop
  • $125 bus transportation subsidy paid to their district and free admission for students and chaperone (one per seven students) for a field trip
  • 20% teacher discount on one item purchased during the workshop at the Museum Store
  • Continental breakfast and lunch at the workshop

This event is free; however, a registration deposit of $20, which will be refunded to all attending, is due at time of enrollment. Current K – 12 educators and student teachers only. Registration is closed for questions contact

1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 United States
(405) 478-2250
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