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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Summer Sessions: Interrogating the Stories We Tell

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In this course, you’ll discover how museum objects and works of art can broaden our perspectives, reveal silenced stories, and make relevant connections to our world today. Museum educators will explore connections among their collections and model teaching strategies that participants can implement with their students, whether online or in the classroom.

Teachers, join six Smithsonian museums for 14-weeks of teacher professional development from home. We’ll introduce the Smithsonian Learning Lab, a free, online platform for accessing digital museum resources and creating interactive learning experiences with them. Participants will discover how to teach with museum resources to engage students in deeper thinking and support content learning across disciplines.

Over the duration of the course, you will reflect on what you have learned and workshop ideas to create a learning experience for your classroom.

Taught by

Candra Flanagan, Abby Pfisterer, Dr. Orlando Serrano, Ashleigh D. Coren, Briana Zavadil White, Elizabeth Dale-Deines, Phoebe Hillemann, Tess Porter, Dr. Philippa Rappoport, Kirsten McNally, Cecilia Vidal, Jessie Aucoin, Maureen Leary and Anna Fogerson Hindley


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