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
A City of Neighborhoods
Work alongside architects in a popular workshop created by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Call 212.849.8380.
The Clarice Smith National Teacher Institutes
Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in Washington, D.C., as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections between art, social studies, and language arts. This weeklong institute will be held July 8-12 and July 29-August 2. Graduate credit available. Applications due April 1.
Learn more or apply
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.
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
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Saturday, April 6. Learn how to use “slam poetry” to build language skills.
Come to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Saturday, May 4, to learn how digital photography and portraiture can be integrated into engaging lessons.
Come to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Saturday, June 1, to see how project-based learning and new technologies can be integrated to provide authentic content assessment.
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Scholars in the Schools