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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.

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 [...]

Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology II (edX)

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Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology II (edX)
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Explore how Star Trek's diverse crew prompted audiences to reconsider their own perceptions of different races and genders as well as their own place in the universe. Why has Star Trek , which began as a failed network series, become so influential? Instead of fading away, the Star Trek [...]

Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology III (edX)

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Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology III (edX)
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Explore how Star Trek inspires reflection on our own history, humanity, and place in the universe. Why has Star Trek , which began as a failed network series, become so influential? Instead of fading away, the Star Trek universe now encompasses feature films, additional television series, and a universe [...]

Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology (edX)

Explore the impact and influence of Star Trek on today's society and technology. Why has Star Trek , which began as a failed network series, become so influential? Instead of fading away, the Star Trek universe now encompasses feature films, additional television series, and a universe of fan conventions [...]

The Smithsonian Summer Sessions: Inspiring Civic Engagement (edX)

Discover how museum objects can help learners explore the challenges and opportunities of living in a democracy and inspire civic action. How can educators of all disciplines prepare students to be active and informed participants in a democracy? Join us to explore this question through the lens of six [...]

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 [...]