Are you interested in learning new approaches to using both visual images and primary source documents as teaching tools in your classroom? Do you already incorporate photography as art and document into your lessons? Join outside experts, curators, and educators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Archives as we explore ways in which photographs can be examined to uncover the social, political, and historical contexts in which - and about which - these forms of visual evidence are created in this three-day workshop held at both institutions.
Professional Development Workshops
Register for two one-day Professional Development Workshops and enter "PDWS" as a coupon code during checkout to receive 50% off any additional one-day Workshops.
Enjoy time in the galleries with a museum educator for your next professional development! Designed for classroom teachers, these sessions bring the museum collection to life for use in your classroom. Educational materials and refreshments are provided at each session.
In addition to our scheduled onsite workshops, we are able to accommodate groups for customized in-service days, or offer a workshop anywhere via real-time videoconference. For more information, send an email to AmericanArtEducation@si.edu.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Teaching With Documents and Works of Art: An Integrated Approach
Focus on Photography as Art and Document (with the National Archives and the National Council for the Social Studies)
Dates: Monday, July 22, 2013 through Wednesday, July 24 2013
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Archives
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily
Cost: $200 (includes coffee, lunch, teaching resources and course materials)
Interested in participating in a week-long teacher professional development experience? Consider the Clarice Smith National Teacher Institutes.
Due to increasing demand for our teacher programs, we are instituting a small charge for Professional Development Workshops. This charge will help us better serve our teachers by ensuring that everyone who registers has committed to attending and is guaranteed a place in the workshop and a full set of materials. We thank you for your understanding.