Teacher Professional Development Workshop

POSTPONED: All History is Local: Connecting your Classroom to Your Community

NOTE: The workshop has been postponed. Registrants will be notified. Plans are in the works to reschedule this session for sometime this fall. 

Teacher Professional Development Workshop at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

July 10-11, 2023, 9 am – 4 pm

How can you connect your classroom to your community? The answer is teaching history through partnerships with local cultural institutions. Presenters from the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum and the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education will review strategies to place local history in the context of state, national, and global events, then model this approach using resources from the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Participants will explore how these strategies can increase student interest in local history as well as identify opportunities for partnering with local cultural institutions through community service learning.

This free workshop is open to educators in all grades and subjects. Arkansas teachers will receive 12 hours of professional development credit. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Priority will be given to educators who serve 6th – 12th grade students.


Kathleen Pate serves as the Education Specialist at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, a position she has held since November 2002. She develops and delivers educational programs for K-12 grade students and teachers highlighting records held by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Cassandra Barnett, a K-12 school librarian for 45 years, is the Program Advisor for School Libraries at the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. Her responsibilities include providing resources, professional development and support for school librarians and school library programs and developing collaborative partnerships for teaching and learning.

Questions about the workshops or the registration can be directed to Danielle Hatch, Shiloh Museum Program Manager. Contact Danielle Hatch