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 We look forward to connecting with you!

 If you have any questions, please feel free to send inquiries to ShoemakerB@si.edu 



Full STEAM AheadLive| Thursday, January 21, 2021, 4 PM – 6 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. 

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Full STEAM AheadAsynchronous| Content available from March 1 – 31, Live Q&A session on March 25, 2021 from 8 PM – 9 PM
Location: Online| Price: $40

Explore this workshop at your own pace! At the beginning of March participants will be sent a recording of this session, accessible throughout the month, with a live Q&A session on March 25th.  

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Fostering Wonder – Asynchronous|Content available for January 1 – 31, Live Q&A session on January 28, 2021 from 5 PM – 6 PM
Location: OnlinePrice: $40

Explore this workshop at your own pace! At the beginning of January participants will be sent a recording of this session, accessible throughout the month, with a live Q&A session on January 28th.  

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.

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Play in the Community – Live|February 11, 2021, 4 PM – 6 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!  

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Nature: A Natural Learning Environment for Young Children – Live|March 16, 2021, 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: OnlinePrice: $40

Being outside in nature has been proven to benefit young children in numerous ways including improvements to physical, mental, and cognitive health. Discover how to use the world just outside your door to make experiences more relevant and meaningful, while also connecting with children’s interests and curiosities. 

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