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Managing Museums in the 21st Century, a My Armenia Program series (edX)

This course provides a broad introduction to various aspects of operating a museum. This course is not intended to serve as a primer for managing a museum, but rather as a resource for thinking about different approaches to museum operations and activities as shared by a number of diverse [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Designing for Textiles (edX)

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Designing for Textiles (edX)
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The Designing for Textiles workshop provides those who work in traditional crafts-based media with an introduction, or refresher, to design education through the lens of Armenian textiles. Based on an in-person training program that took place in 2018 through the My Armenia program, this workshop is a series of [...]

#EarthOptimism (edX)

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#EarthOptimism (edX)
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A 5-session workshop focused on identifying conservation success stories and sharing them on Twitter.Join others from around the world who care about changing the conversation around conservation from one of doom and gloom to one of hope and optimism...and who believe that change is positively [...]

The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture (edX)

EXCLUSIVE! When you complete a verified certificate in this course, you will receive digital artwork from a current comic book artist, digitally signed by Stan Lee and Michael Uslan, and created exclusively for this course! Join the Smithsonian, and comic book industry legend Stan Lee, to explore the [...]

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 [...]

Foundations for Transforming Teaching and Learning about Native Americans (edX)

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Foundations for Transforming Teaching and Learning about Native Americans (edX)
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In this course, learners will join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to explore the impact of problematic narratives of Native Americans on U.S. society and education and learn ways to recognize and share more complete narratives both inside and outside the classroom.