Professional Development Programs for Educators

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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

2020–21 Programs

  • Interdisciplinary Teaching with Museum Objects
    Register today for this self-paced course.
    Co-facilitated by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
  • Storytelling and Resilience
    September 15, 2020
    Co-facilitated by the Capital Jewish Museum
    Watch the recorded workshop.
  • Second Impressions: Images, Slogans, and Influence
    September 23, 2020
    Watch the recorded workshop.
  • Social Emotional Learning
    October 21, 2020
    Co-facilitated by Imagination Stage
  • Social Emotional Learning Toolkit: Art and Reflective Writing
    November 17, 2020
  • Analyzing Systems of Power: Continuity and Change Over Time
    November 18, 2020
  • Considering Cultural Identity: Inside Out and Back Again
    December 9, 2020
  • #Because of Her Story: The Power of Posters
    January 7, 2021
    Co-facilitated by the National Portrait Gallery
  • A History of Persuasion
    January 13, 2021
  • Asian Pacific American History: Challenging Propaganda
    January 27, 2021
  • Community Snapshots: 145th Street Stories
    March 10, 2021
  • A Call to Action: Chicano Graphics
    March 17, 2021

Fall 2019 Archived Webinar Series

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