Professional Development Programs for Educators

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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

2019-20 Programs

  • School Year Starter at the Renwick
    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Location: Renwick Gallery
  • Telling a More Complete History
    Saturday, December 14, 2019
    Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum
    Co-facilitated by the National Museum of the American Indian
  • Using Craft to Climb Bloom’s Taxonomy
    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Location: Renwick Gallery
  • Resilience, Creativity, Community: Teachers Learning Together
    Wednesday, April, 29, 2020
    Location: Online Teacher Workshop
  • Art + Social Emotional Learning
    Tuesday, May, 19, 2020
    Location: Online Teacher Workshop
  • Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art
    UPDATE: In place of our 2020 Summer Institutes at SAAM, we are excited to offer two new online institutes, in collaboration with three other Smithsonian museums! Register for one of our free five-day Summer Sessions and join an online community of educators across the country.

              Session 1: July 6-10, 2020     JOIN WAITLIST
              Session 2: July 20-24, 2020   JOIN WAITLIST

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