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Discover how to use museum resources and methods to bring new excitement into your classroom. Many Smithsonian museums offer scheduled classes for educators as well as customized training.

Art & Design

ARTWORKS
The Hirshhorn’s education program offers a professional development series for teachers interested in bringing project-based learning to the classroom.  Learn more

Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art
Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, social studies, history, and English/language arts. These week-long institutes will be held June 23-27 and July 28-August 1, 2014.  Applications due March 31.
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Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Awards
Smithsonian Libraries’ annual awards offer middle- and high-school teachers and college and museum educators a chance for a research residency at the Smithsonian. The 2015 recipients will work at the library of the National Museum of African Art. Applications due October 31, 2014.
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Telling Garden Stories in the Digital Age
Smithsonian Gardens and the National Postal Museum present a free workshop for middle-school and high-school teachers on July 31. The workshop takes a STEAM approach to writing and community service—and to gardening, of course! Learn more

Professional Development Workshops at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum brings its wide-ranging collections to life in an equally wide range of workshops for classroom teachers. Educational materials and refreshments are provided at each session.
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Posters to Go
In workshops held by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, receive a series of posters on themes in American art.
Learn more or Download a Posters to Go PDF

 

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Smithsonian American Art Museum offer a wide variety of professional development educator programs.

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