Professional Development/Culture Lab

Museo de las Americas offers a yearly “Culture Lab” to help teachers develop their professional skills.

Through three interactive professional development modules, educators will discover the importance of cultural competencies while earning re-certification credits towards their Colorado teaching license. Modules will be shaped by panel discussions, online discussion forums, required readings and module assignments. Teachers will have the chance to network with other enthusiastic educators and improve classroom instruction.

As the diversity in our classrooms increase, so does the need for culturally competent practitioners. Collectively, these modules will equip teachers with the tools needed to better serve in a multicultural context. While building cultural competencies, teachers will learn how to use arts integration in core content areas and culturally responsive  pedagogy to enhance student achievement.


Full scholarships are available for educators in Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, and Douglas counties through SCFD funds.


K-12th teachers in ALL content areas


Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204


September 5th ​5:30​ – 7 PM 
Conversación Contacto: Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith
Module Focus: Defining and Understanding Cultural Competencies  

October 13th 6 – 8 PM 
Conversacion Contacto: Meet Las (H)adas 
Module Focus: Arts-Integration through Culturally Responsive Practices

February 9th 6 – 8 PM
Conversacion Contacto, Pachucos y Sirena
Module Focus: Cultural Competencies and Arts-Integration Lesson Design


Cost: Scholarships available on a first come, first serve basis for qualifying districts.

Credit Hours: 15


Seats Available: 30

*Museo now offers Professional Development opportunities specializing in Cultural Competencies & Art Integration for schools & faculty.

Schedule Culture Lab

Testimonials from teachers at Magon Academy

I came expecting to learn, change & grow, I left with growth, curiosity, wondering, life & breath. I truly enjoyed planning our arts integrated lesson with my grade level team. The synergy created in this space was transformational!

I came not really sure what to expect, I left with so much! Comfort and uncomfort, I think that it was beautiful because it challenged mind, body and soul. I loved it!

This was the best PD ever!

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