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Teacher Professional Development Day

Past Event

Friday October 21, 2022

Join us for a rich day of learning, connection and reflection, specially designed for teachers,  with workshops and tours for educators to become more familiar with the museum’s offerings. Choose and register for one of two morning sessions for a deeper dive into focused themes.

9:30 – 10 am: Introduction + welcome in Haida House
10 am – 12 pm: Morning sessions (choose one from the options below)
12 – 1 pm: Lunch (included with registration)
1 – 2 pm: Afternoon guided tours

Morning sessions (choose ONE of the following):

SOLD OUT—Session A: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm: qʷi:l̕qʷəl̕ ʔə kʷθə snəw̓eyəɬ ct / Musqueam: giving information about our teachings

In this session, participants will explore the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm: qʷi:l̕qʷəl̕ ʔə kʷθə snəw̓eyəɬ ct Musqueam: giving information about our teachings kit as an example of a community-led resource designed for K-12 classroom educators. Developed in partnership with Musqueam Language and Culture Department, this teaching kit features rich, first-person information and a range of resources including activity guides, curricular connections, and opportunities for deeper engagement. During this workshop, MOA Curator of Education Jill Baird will provide an overview of the kit, facilitate a selection of activities, and discuss strategies for using the kit in the classroom. Vanessa Campbell (Musqueam Language and Culture Department) will share the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language learning resources included in the kit.

SOLD OUT—Session B: Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers

This session focuses on MOA’s feature exhibition, Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, on view until January 1, 2023. Organized in collaboration with the Americas Research Network (ARENET), this exhibition features works by over thirty artists of Mexican American heritage – self-identified as Xicanx – who are part of a rich tradition of combining visual art and activism. In this session, MOA Education Coordinator Amina Chergui will provide a guided tour of the exhibition, highlighting themes of identity, borders, and activism. Attendees will then participate in a zine-making activity inspired by artworks in the exhibition, previewing the feature school workshops accompanying the show, including Xicanx: Art-making as Self-expression (elementary) and Xicanx: Art-making as Change-making (secondary). 

Price: $100 + tax (includes Museum admission, morning session, lunch, and afternoon tour)

For questions about this event or to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail

Teacher Professional Development

The MOA Education team offers personalized professional development sessions that involve tours of the galleries, previews of our educational resources and connections to First Peoples Principles of Learning and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. We can also offer more introductory sessions for folks wanting to learn more about Northwest Coast Indigenous cultures, histories and artistic practices.

Sessions are subject to staff availability, to learn more about our professional development options please contact

For questions about group bookings and self guided visits, please contact, 604.822.3825.