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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

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, [...]

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 [...]

Smithsonian's Objects That Define America (edX)

Explore the history of America through the view of key historic objects, inventions, and exhibits in the Smithsonian collections. This course, produced with The Great Courses, will look at four key themes in the History of America as presented by Dr. Richard Kurin, Undersecretary for History, Art and Culture [...]