Educator Professional Development

PAMM offers FREE educator workshops throughout the academic year teaching strategies that encourage critical thinking and arts-integration for  K-12 teachers of all subject areas.   

Participate in dynamic discussions about contemporary art and hands-on art-making. No prior art experience is necessary. All materials are provided. Each teacher receives a flash drive with Heckscher Digital Education resources for classroom use.

Miami-Dade County Public School educators should register through the M-DCPS portal, and are eligible to receive Master Plan Points.  Educators that do not work for Miami-Dade Schools should email to register for workshops.

2017-18 Educator Workshop Schedule

Join PAMM staff for workshops especially designed for K-12 Educators. Together, we will explore ways to connect classroom curriculum with the art and artists of our time. These workshops include art-making, gallery discussions, and opportunities to share classroom strategies with colleagues. All materials are provided. M-DCPS educators receive 7 M-DCPS credits. Please register through the Miami-Dade professional development website.

For more information on upcoming Educator Workshops contact


Friday, March 23, 2018 10am – 4pm

Teens as Teachers - Intergenerational Collaboration

In this special workshop teens and educators will work side-by-side examining the ongoing tragedy of school shootings plaguing our nation. This workshop designed and led by the PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC) with the support of PAMM Educators, will offer the opportunity for the exchange of ideas, engaging discussions and hands-on experiences – all inspired by modern and contemporary art. FREE - includes lunch, and all materials. Open to students in grades 9-12 and K-12 Classroom Teachers and Community Youth Educators (afterschool/community-based organizations). Middle and High School Educators will be given preference in registration. M-DCPS educators must register through the Portal in order to receive 7 MDCPS credit. Community Service Hours will be given to participating teens. Teens and Non-MDCPS educators must e-mail in order to register. 


Saturday, January 27, 2018 10am – 5pm

Low Tech + High Tech + Type Tech

Visit the Pérez Art Museum Miami Museum and a local artist’s studio in this special workshop that connects the museum experience with local artists in Miami. Learn how to connect technology across time - from typewriters to VR – and how artists utilize current and new media to give voice to their ideas. Take your new skills back to the classroom with exciting new projects and research ideas for your students. Open to K-12 educators – all subject areas.  Maximum Participants: 25


Monday, October 2, 2017 10am – 4pm

Immersive Learning and Contemporary Art

Step out of the classroom and into a new environment created with sound, light and the power of imagination. Explore with PAMM Educators the magic and mystery of creating a new world that will inspire both you and your students. Discuss how environment shapes learning with other educators and get tips on how to create low-tech, low-budget educational spaces and opportunities that invigorate learning. Open to K-12 educators – all subject areas.  Maximum Participants: 45 


Thursday, September 28, 2017 4pm - 8pm

PAMM Loves Teachers! - Educator Open House

Educators are welcomed to PAMM for a special evening designed just for them! Participants will explore the museum via tours, scavenger hunts and more, all while experiencing how much fun learning about modern and contemporary art can be! Hands-on activities and games will provide plenty of inspiration for engaging classroom activities that may be adapted for various grade-levels. Come and scope out what your class might see at the museum in this pre-fieldtrip “sneak peek”. Miami EdTech and P.S. 305 will also be sharing information and resources about how you can become involved in improving Miami's schools. Open to K-12 educators – all subject areas. (Open House - not available for M-DCPS Credit)