An instructor leads a teacher workshop at the Museum. He and a group of men and women are standing and facing forward as they observe something out of view.
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Teacher Professional Development

Discover how to integrate the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection and inquiry-based teaching strategies into your classroom by participating in one of our professional development opportunities.


Workshops address the challenges of teaching difficult content and explore interdisciplinary connections to your curriculum and common core standards through Museum tours, hands-on activities, and group discussion.

Workshops are designed for educators who teach students in grades 3 through 12 as well as administrators, librarians, and curriculum specialists. All workshops include free curricular materials.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is an approved sponsor of CTLE.

  • Foundational workshops examine the 9/11 attacks and offer strategies for incorporating artifacts, images, and primary sources into your classroom to teach this challenging content.
  • Conference workshops include a keynote and a wide variety of break-out sessions led by 9/11 Memorial Museum staff. Previous session offerings have included: 
    • Repercussions of 9/11
    • Media Literacy, Conspiracy Theories, and 9/11
    • Bridging History and Memory
    • Inquiry and Artifacts
    • Understanding 9/11 for Young Learners

To schedule a custom professional development workshop for your school or district, email

Upcoming Workshops
Our next professional development program will be held this fall. Check back here for more details.

Custom Teacher Professional Development

Interested in a custom professional development workshop for your school or district? Please fill out our Teacher Professional Development request form. Each of our two-hour programs include a Museum tour and in-depth resource showcase based around a theme of your choosing. Pricing is tiered and based on group size.  

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum Institute for Educators

Join the Education Department this summer for a new, week-long institute for educators at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Open to educators (in-service and pre-service), administrators, curriculum specialists, and school librarians for educators working with grades 3-12.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.1

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Lesson Plans

Explore a host of inquiry-based lesson plans for K to 12 students and their teachers.

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Virtual Field Trips

A woman wearing a face mask stands in front of the Ladder 3 firetruck in the Memorial Museum. Another woman films the scene with her smartphone.

Take your class on live, interactive tours of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum led by Education staff via Zoom with time for questions throughout.

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