Professional Development


Educator Workshops

The Clinton Presidential Library offers workshops on demand for groups of 20 or more teachers. All on demand teacher workshop are free and include a tour of the museum exhibits. To request a workshop, please email Education Specialist Kathleen Pate at kathleen.pate@nara.gov or call (501) 244-2704.

In addition, educators are invited to participate in special topic workshops to earn hours that apply toward annual professional development goals. To make a reservation for a workshop, fill out the online form or call (501) 748-0430.

Workshops Available Upon Request

“What is a Presidential Library?”
Participants will learn about the resources available through the National Archives and the Presidential Libraries including programming available for students at the Clinton Presidential Library.
Educators will receive three hours professional development credit.

President Clinton and Arkansas
President Clinton’s Arkansas childhood is explored through a primary source analysis activity. Artifacts and photographs are compared to excerpts from his autobiography, “My Life.”
Educators will receive two hours Arkansas History professional development credit.


Special Topic Workshops


Upcoming Programs, 2019-2020 School Year

Educators Evening

Presented in partnership with the Clinton Foundation

Join us in early August to celebrate the beginning of the new school year in style. You’ll receive a copy of the 2019-2020 Educational Programs Manual, your guide to tours, classroom programs, student programs, and professional development workshop available at the Clinton Presidential Library.

Date to be announced.

Fusion: Arts and Humanities Arkansas

Presented by the Clinton Foundation

The annual “Fusion: Arts and Humanities Arkansas” educator institute enriches the teaching of our heritage, culture, and human achievement by weaving the arts and humanities together to provide a unique interactive experience. Past topics have included the Quapaw Indians, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Mississippi River. In 2020, Fusion will focus on the Arkansas Delta.

Dates to be announced.

Colorfully dressed male member of the Quapaw tribe doing a traditional dance.

Past Programs, 2018-2019 School Year

Ben Stern, Near Normal Man

Presented by the Clinton Foundation

The Anne Frank Tree exhibit on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library provides a unique opportunity for students of all ages to learn more about the complex history of human rights in Arkansas. The annual workshop, inspired by the exhibit, explores the connections between historic injustices and contemporary issues. The fall 2018 workshop features an in-person presentation by Holocaust survivor Ben Stern. Educators will view and receive a copy of Near Normal Man, a half-hour documentary film about his experiences during the Holocaust. Mr. Stern survived two ghettos, nine concentration camps, the Nazi physician Josef Mengele, and two death marches. He has spoken to hundreds of audiences of all ages across America to spark dialogue about the human condition and endurance.

Educators will receive two hours of professional development credit.

October 3, 2018 • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WWI 360: Teach Like an Ace

Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial

This one-day workshop, sponsored by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, offers a blend of meaningful content and best, primary source focused methods for teaching WWI and its enduring impact. Learn to debunk common WWI misconceptions, how to teach beyond the Western Front, and why we need to teach WWI now more than ever.

Educators will receive six hours of professional development credit.
Register here: bit.ly/WWIworkshop

October 27, 2018 • 8:30 am – 3 pm

Arkansas Art Educators Workshop and Reception

Presented by the Clinton Foundation

Join us for our fifth annual reception for the Arkansas Arts Educators conference. Art educators are invited to a guided after-hours tour of the White House Collection of American Crafts and White House 25th Anniversary exhibit, followed by a program and reception.

October 31, 2018 • 5 pm – 8 pm

Arkansas Education Association Workshop & Reception

Presented by the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation is partnering with the Arkansas Education Association to host the 2018 Rozzell Lecture at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. In addition, AEA attendees are offered free admission to the museum during the conference.

November 1, 2018 • 5 pm – 8 pm

Fusion: Arts and Humanities Arkansas

Presented by the Clinton Foundation

The annual “Fusion: Arts and Humanities Arkansas” educator institute enriches the teaching of our heritage, culture, and human achievement by weaving the arts and humanities together to provide a unique interactive experience. Past topics have included the Quapaw Indians and the Louisiana Purchase. This year, Fusion will focus on the Mighty Mississippi. Educators will have the opportunity to engage with content-area experts, view a custom exhibition, and observe performances that will bring new perspective of the history of the Mississippi River to the classroom.

Public Program and Reception: February 10, 2019
Educator Institute: February 11, 2019

Educators will receive six hours of professional development credit.
Apply here: bit.ly/FusionAH2019

To view digitized primary source materials related to the workshop topic, visit Clinton Collections Connections – FUSION 2019.