Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)


Teachers Professional Development Workshops

The New Jersey State Museum is a registered Professional Development Provider for the New Jersey Department of Education Professional Standards Board (#2241); Teachers' Professional Development Courses fulfill the requirements for continued certification on a credit/hour basis. Certificates will also be provided to teachers from Pennsylvania & Delaware.

Get behind the scenes access to the Museum’s collections. Learn about paleontology, archaeology and other STEM topics from NJSM working scientists. Explore ways to integrate art, history and science into your common core curriculum. Collaborate with colleagues during workshops and after as part of a NJSM teacher community.

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Visual Arts Integration as a Tool to Increase Student Engagement
Wendel A. White: Manifest

Recommended for teachers in grades 4-12

May 8, 2015 TBD

Using the New Jersey State Museum’s current exhibit, Wendel A. White: Manifest as a case study, educators will learn how to integrate visual arts across curricula, drawing on Inquiry Based Learning to increase student engagement.

We will begin the session with an overview and discussion of Inquiry Based Learning theory, after which teachers will accompany the artist, Wendel White, on a gallery walk through the Manifest exhibit. Following a lunch break, teachers will flex their creative muscles on an art making project with guidance from NJSM staff while discussing how to incorporate art making into the classroom. The workshop culminates with teachers collaboratively designing a lesson incorporating art from this exhibit as well as from the American Perspectives gallery to teach American history, civic engagement and cultural understanding.

Exhibit - Wendel A. White: Manifest January 24 through May 10, 2015

Artist’s Website –

To register for the workshop, contact Terri Barlow at (609) 292-1382 or send email to Space is limited for this free workshop so sign up soon!