Learning Through Objects|March 13 & 14, 2020| 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: National Museum of American History| Price: $300
Museums are for everyone, even the very young! This hands-on, two day seminar will explore the many benefits of using community spaces for learning, and give participants a robust toolkit for engaging young children in objects, artwork, and more. See an outline here.
Play in the Community|June 6, 2020| 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: TBD| Price: $150
This fast-paced, interactive seminar takes place at the Smithsonian Institution and covers 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 partake in hands-on, object based activities, gallery visits, and guided discussions with museum professionals and early childhood educators. See an outline here.
Fostering Wonder|July 18, 2020
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum| Price: $75
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. See an outline here.
Educator Open House|August 8, 2020| 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: National Museum of American History| FREE
Curious about our school and what our educator workshops entail? Join us for a relaxed morning meeting other local educators and experiencing sample lessons in the galleries.