Smithsonian

Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Nearly 500 PhDs serve as scientists, researchers, historians, curators, and scholars for the Smithsonian. There are over 30 million visits to the Smithsonian annually. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 137 million.
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Fundamentals of Artisan Business Development (edX)

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Fundamentals of Artisan Business Development (edX)
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The course includes fundamental knowledge and skills an artisan needs to convert its craftsmanship from an amateur to business level. This course was delivered in the framework of the My Armenia Program of Smithsonian Institution between 2016-2020.
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The Smithsonian Summer Sessions: Interrogating the Stories We Tell (edX)

Educators from six Smithsonian museums will dive deeply into the objects in their collections to interrogate the stories we know and tell our students. They will explore connections among their collections and model teaching strategies that participants can implement with their students.
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Interdisciplinary Teaching with Museum Objects (edX)

Educators from four Smithsonian museums will explore connections among their collections and model teaching strategies that participants can implement with their students, whether online or in the classroom. Teachers, don't miss this special opportunity to learn with four Smithsonian museums from [...]
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Climate Change Communication (edX)

This online course will provide educators and volunteers with information about the drivers, impacts, and solutions of climate change, as well as strategies for talking about climate change in an informal education environment.
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Teaching Critical Thinking through Art with the National Gallery of Art (edX)

Learn how to integrate works of art using Artful Thinking routines, effective strategies from Project Zero at Harvard University, in this online course for teachers of all levels and subjects. Based on the National Gallery of Art’s popular Art Around the Corner professional development program for teachers in Washington, [...]
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Fired Up About Energy (edX)

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Fired Up About Energy (edX)
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Fired Up About Energy – explores common student misconceptions related to the study of energy and suggests methods for effectively representing and discussing the topic in the classroom. This online workshop: “Fired up about Energy ” is based on ideas presented in Good Thinking! an original animated series developed [...]
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That's So Meta(cognitive)! (edX)

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That's So Meta(cognitive)! (edX)
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That’s so Meta(cognitive)! — investigates how explicitly teaching students metacognitive strategies helps them become more effective learners, able to integrate knowledge rather than just memorize isolated science facts and definitions.
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Science: A Work in Progress (edX)

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Science: A Work in Progress (edX)
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Science: A Work in Progress - shows how science isn’t produced through one linear method, but through an interconnected set of practices, and examines ways that teachers can make learning science in the classroom more authentic. This online workshop: Science: A Work in Progress, is based on ideas presented [...]
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Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root (edX)

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Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root (edX)
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Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root — explores the ways students learn and develop new conceptual understandings, and shows how student misconceptions can be uncovered and addressed as a part of effective learning. This online workshop: Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root? is based on ideas presented [...]
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Our Global Ocean – An Introduction Course (edX)

Our ocean is vast, mysterious, and key to all life on our planet. This short course will introduce you to the basics of our ocean, marine life, and the connection between humans and our ocean. In the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, our [...]
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