Current Course Offerings

Learn with us virtually! Our educator workshops will be held online for the 2020 – 2021 school year. While our events will now be held digitally, our goal is to provide a participatory, engaging, and applicable learning experience comparable to those held in person. We now have both live and asynchronous options. We look forward to connecting with you!

 If you have any questions or would like to hear about group pricing, please feel free to send inquiries to ShoemakerB@si.edu 


LIVE

Nature: A Natural Learning Environment for Young Children
October 2, 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Online| Price: Pay What You Can – Our workshops of this length typically cost $40. When registering for this event, please select a ticket price (from $0 and increasing by increments of $5) that fits your budget.

Being outside in nature has been proven to benefit young children in numerous ways including improvements to physical, mental, and cognitive health. Explore how to make concepts come to life by stepping just outside your door – whether you’re near a huge forest or a small patch of grass. Participants will engage in sample lessons that connect nature, play, art, objects, and experimentation and gain techniques to use this approach in your unique setting.  

Register Now!

*If you have a workshop you’d love to be offered live, please email SEECstories@si.edu.


Asynchronous – Available Any Time

Explore these workshop at your own pace! Upon registration you will be emailed resources pertaining to the workshop, login information for the Q&A session, and links to the workshop recording(s). Access to recordings will be given for a month to three months after they are sent (time period dependent on the length of the program; all specifics are below). Live Q&A sessions will be hosted monthly to answer questions, provide feedback on completed activities, etc. Upon registration you will receive:

  • Access to workshop recording(s)
  • Related resources
  • Login information for the live Q&A session
  • Certificate of completion (SEEC is OSSE certified and its facilitator number is on the certificate)

Fostering Wonder – Asynchronous|Content available for one month once participant receives the link
Live Q&A last Friday of each month, 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: OnlinePrice: $40

Children are born with a sense of wonder, but how, as educators, can we foster their natural curiosity, and use it to create engaging learning environments? Through hands on activities, discussion, and examples, participants will practice using language that fosters inquiry, and explore how to structure learning experiences that follows and fosters children’s curiosity.

Register Now

Nature: A Natural Learning Environment for Young Children – Asynchronous|Content available for one month once participant receives the link
Live Q&A last Friday of each month, 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Online| Price: $40

Being outside in nature has been proven to benefit young children in numerous ways including improvements to physical, mental, and cognitive health. Explore how to make concepts come to life by stepping just outside your door – whether you’re near a huge forest or a small patch of grass. Participants will engage in sample lessons that connect nature, play, art, objects, and experimentation and gain techniques to use this approach in your unique setting.  

Register Now

Learning Through Objects – Asynchronous|Content available for three months once participant receives the link
Live Q&A last Friday of each month, 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: OnlinePrice: $300

This five-part series explores the many benefits of using community spaces for learning as well as how to bring the community into the classroom setting. Participants will gain a robust toolkit for engaging young children in objects, artwork, and more. To learn more please see the document below:

“SEEC’s learning through objects course opened my mind and eyes to consider practical elements of classroom pedagogy and implementation of creative ideas. The methods they discuss and way the information is presented is very real-world and applicable in many different kinds of learning environments. While SEEC is unique in many ways, adaptations can be made to apply their work in a variety of educational settings.” – Learning Through Objects Participant

Register Now

Full STEAM AheadAsynchronous| Content available for one month once participant receives the link
Live Q&A last Friday of each month, 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Online| Price: $40

Integrate the arts into STEM learning and engage young children in meaningful cross-curricular experiences. Through model lessons and hands-on activities, we’ll explore how art can be used to enrich STEM lessons. 

Register Now

Play in the Community – Asynchronous|Content available for one month once participant receives the link Live Q&A last Friday of each month, 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: OnlinePrice: $40

Discover the use of play as a vehicle for engaging young children in the classroom, museum, and community. Bringing together children’s interests, play themes, and museum collections, seminar participants will partake in interactive, object based activities that will inspire you to take your play to the next level!  

Register Now