Professional Development Programs for Educators
Designed for classroom teachers, SAAM's interactive web-based workshops feature engaging "Monday-ready" activities that provoke deep thinking and invite students to apply content knowledge across the curriculum and in the world. Get certificates of completion for seat hours and join a community of practice that stretches across the US!
In addition to our scheduled workshops, we are able to create customized, interactive digital workshops for in-service days. For more information, send an email to AmericanArtEducation@si.edu.
2022-2023 Workshop Archive
2021-2022 Workshop Archive
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
How can photographs challenge students to gauge what has changed and what has stayed the same?
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
What lessons can artists teach students, our future global leaders, about inspiring action?
September 17, 2021
Join museum educators and art conservators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a "behind the scenes" look at the trailblazing artist Alma Thomas and the unique way she created her exuberant abstract paintings.
This online workshop was part of the Smithsonian’s First Annual Educator’s Day.