Current Course Offerings

 

Emergent Literacy Using Objects|November 21, 2019| 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Smithsonian American Art MuseumPrice: $75

Very young children thrive in an environment that is rich in exposure to everyday objects, stories, and visual images. Age appropriate books, art prints and objects not only appeal to toddlers and two-year-olds but help them understand the world around them.  Learn how to develop a curiosity that promotes early literacy by incorporating the arts, the community, and everyday objects into classroom activities.

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Educator Open House|January 11, 2020| 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: National Museum of American HistoryFREE

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.

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Fostering Wonder|January TBD, 2020| 4 PM – 7 PM
Location: TBD 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.

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Full STEAM Ahead|February 20, 2020 | 4 PM – 7 PM
Location: National Museum of Natural HistoryPrice: $75

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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Learning Through Objects|March 13 & 14, 2020| 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: TBD| 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.

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Play in the Community|June 6, 2020| 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: TBDPrice: $150

This fast-paced, interactive two day 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.

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Educator Open House|August 8, 2020| 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: National Museum of American HistoryFREE

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.

Register Here