Professional Development

Learning is fun for everyone — including educators — at EdVenture!

Access new teaching tools and resources that will give a boost to teaching skills and enliven lesson plans. Whether you attend a one-hour session or a weeklong summer institute, EdVenture ensures your experience is rewarding and useful in your work of educating the next generation.

Early Childhood Institute for Educators

Preschool providers or child development centers requiring Department of Social Service credit hours can access professional development workshops at their school or center through EdVenture.

Mark your calendar and be ready to join us during the week of April 16-20, 2018, when EdVenture celebrates The Week of the Young Child, along with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC)

The week will be filled with programs that celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers and families. 

EdVenture will host it's annual Spring conference for educators on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the museum. Be on the look out for more information.

The Field Study Experience

Another component of this partnership is to provide a field experience where each participating teacher will bring a class to the museum to explore and participate in a program selected by the teacher. This experience will be geared to the specific grade level and students’ interests. 

Observations and Outreach Program

During the summer, participating teachers will schedule an outreach program to be delivered to their school IN THE FALL. The purpose of the activity is to expand on the summer experience. After the EdVenture team member delivers the program at the school, (s)he will conduct a classroom observation to assess student engagement and the incorporation of increased hands-on activities employed by the teacher. The observation instrument will focus on the following components of professional practice: 

  • Knowledge of content
  • Knowledge of students’ various approaches to learning
  • Use of student interests in the lesson
  • Use of question and discussion techniques
  • Engaging students in learning
  • Strategies used to gauge student understanding


To reach a School and Group Coordinator:


Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.95
Seniors (age 62+) $10.95
Military (with ID) $10.95
Educator (with ID) $10.95
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free