Teacher Professional Development


Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use, and in support of Core Learning Standards. These highly interactive sessions provide varied experiences, from large group discussions to individual explorations, to keep everyone engaged. Join us to explore how the Speed’s collection and special exhibitions can help your students discover connections between artworks and the world in which we live.

Teacher Testimonial: “Looking at different ways to create cross-curricular content through your activities challenged me to think in new ways about familiar content.”



December 5, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
The difference between being an “artist” and being a “scientist” is smaller than we think. This workshop explores important science and engineering practices from the perspective of an art teacher, as we strongly make the case for keeping the A (arts) in STEAM. Includes a tour of Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse and an art lesson that will make your fellow science teachers jealous.

February 6, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Art is interdisciplinary. We can prove it! This workshop is for art teachers.. and their fellow teachers down the hall. Art teachers who register with their resident science/math teacher will receive a complete cross-curricular STEAM lesson plan and materials to co-teach at their school. Includes a tour of the photography exhibition Kentucky Women: Kate Matthews.

Life and Death (and Life)
March 5, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
This workshop explores art that deals with death, immortality, and how the things we leave behind have a life of their own. A surprisingly upbeat examination of ways to inspire students (and teachers!) to find their unique voice. Includes a tour of Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story

Taking Risks
April 9, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Creativity requires taking risks, which is hard to do when we are afraid that we might make a mistake. This art-making workshop features several “safety net” strategies to help students become more brave, adventurous, and experimental. Includes a tour of Andy Warhol: Revelation.

Teachers must register in advance. There is a workshop fee of $15 per person. Teachers will earn three CPE credits for attending one workshop.


More information coming soon.


More information coming soon.

Teachers receive free admission to this event when they register in advance at speedmuseum.org/learn. Teachers will not earn CPE credits for this event.



Collaborate with the Speed to develop a customized in-service that serves your specific professional development needs. We can create a personalized in-service for just one school or for an entire district. A minimum of 10 teachers is required. Contact  schoolprograms@speedmuseum.org to request additional information.


Questions about K-12 Professional Development? Contact Darrick Wood at dwood@speedmuseum.org