Current Course Offerings

Learn with us virtually! Our educator workshops will be held online this fall (2022) and as it becomes safe we may be offering in person workshops beginning as early as January 2023. Our goal is to provide a participatory, engaging, and applicable learning experience whether you attend an online event or one held in person. We currently 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 SEECinfo@si.edu.


LIVE, VIRTUAL COURSES

Join us online for a live, interactive workshop!

Nature: A Natural Learning Environment for Young Children

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.

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Date/Time: Sunday, September 25th, 4 PM – 6 PM

Price: Pay What You Can (recommended price $40)


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 Session
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.

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Nature: A Natural Learning Environment for Young Children – Asynchronous|Content available for one month once participant receives the link
Live Q&A Session
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.  

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Learning Through Objects – Asynchronous|Content available for three months once participant receives the link
Live Q&A Session
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

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Full STEAM AheadAsynchronous| Content available for one month once participant receives the link
Live Q&A Session
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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Play in the Community – Asynchronous |Content available for one month once participant receives the link

Live Q&A Session
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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