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From Home to Global Nest: Rabindranath Tagore's Maturing Sense of Female Education

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Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Kathleen M. O'Connell Professor, University of Toronto, Canada Kathleen M. O'Connell teaches courses on South Asian culture at New College, University of Toronto. She is especially interested in the portrayal of women in Tagore's fictional works, not simply from a socio-historical perspective but also as "a methodology to understand the development and transformation of the female psyche." She explored this theme in her paper "Emergence of the 'New' Woman in the Works of Rabindranath Tagore," published by the University of Toronto. Her other writings include the books Rabindranath Tagore: Claiming a Cultural Icon and Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet as Educator. ----- This program was made possible by GENEROUS FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND support from Esha and Anandarup Ray. LEAD SUPPORT FROM Dr. Rita and Mr. A.J. Gupta, Saswati and Asok Motayed, Candace J. and Suri Sastri GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Rama and Arun Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sambhu and Promila Banik, Indu and Girish Jindia , Ram Mukunda (India Globalization Capital Inc.) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Meera and Debdas Ghosal, Amitava and Sanghamitra Dutta, Arun and Ibhana Mukherjee, Rajiv and Neena Shenoy (ORCA TV), Sona Varma and Sujoy Bose, Rina and Subhash Saha, Supriya and Devbrat Dutt, Anand A. Devadas SPECIAL THANKS TO The Embassy of India, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ADVISORY COMMITTEE Samia Ahmed, Monali Chowdhurie-Aziz, Rama Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sukanya Mukherji, Esha and Anandarup Ray, Hitabrata Roy, Krishna Roy ----- Originally aired: Saturday, May 29, 2011

The Necessity of Making the Invisible Visible: The Challenges of Using Museums in Formal Education

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Robert Bain, Associate Professor of History and Social Science Education, and Faculty Affiliate and Steering Committee member of the Museum Studies Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Martin M. Creel, Director of Enriched and Innovative Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools The program features a lecture by Robert (Bob) Bain, an Associate Professor of History and Social Science Education, and Faculty Affiliate and Steering Committee member of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Bain has been conducting a study of teaching and learning history in museums and with museum resources. He argues for and presents examples of dynamic new models of professional development interactions between museum staff and teachers. Mr. Martin (Marty) M. Creel, Director of Enriched and Innovative Programs for Montgomery County Public Schools, serves as discussant following Dr. Bains presentation. Mr. Creel speaks about the interaction between museum staff and the teachers of Montgomery County, MD and the changes that occurred in both teachers and students as a result of participation in a Teaching American History grant with the Smithsonian Institution. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 10 AM-noon Lecture Hall of the S. Dillon Ripley Center Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Learning Across Time and Place: The Role of Museums in the Informal Educational Landscape

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Phillip Bell, Associate Professor of the Learning Sciences, University of Washington Seattle, and Co-chair of the National Research Council's Informal Science Learning Committee Bronwyn Bevan, Director of the Center for Informal Learning and Schools Professor Phillip Bell is the associate professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle and co-chair of the National Research Council's Informal Science Learning Committee. Dr. Bell will share recent research from the NSF-funded LIFE Center (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments) that examines how learning develops across time and setting. Bronwyn Bevan is the Director of the Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS), a partnership with the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Kings College London and University of California Santa Cruz. Ms. Bevan will report on what the NSF-funded CILS is learning about the role that museums can and do play in enhancing and extending learning that happens both in and out of school. Monday, March 3, 2008 2:00 PM

Spirit of Experimentation and the Educational Ideas of Tagore in the Role of the Arts

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Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Sharmila Roy Pommot Santiniketan-trained singer and composer, Paris, France Sharmila Roy Pommot is a Santiniketan-trained singer, composer, choreographer, and interpreter of Tagore's music. She has directed dance dramas based on Tagore in Bengali and French, represented India at international festivals, and collaborated with contemporary dancers and composers of different traditions and cultures, including the Battery Dance Company in New York, Kudsi Ergunar of Turkey, and Annemarie Porras of France. In addition, she has worked on French subtitles for Satyajit Ray's films and has written about Ray's use of music for such publications as Positif, a French cinema journal. She has a wide discography and performs for All India Radio and Indian national television. She is based in Paris. ----- This program was made possible by GENEROUS FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND support from Esha and Anandarup Ray. LEAD SUPPORT FROM Dr. Rita and Mr. A.J. Gupta, Saswati and Asok Motayed, Candace J. and Suri Sastri GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Rama and Arun Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sambhu and Promila Banik, Indu and Girish Jindia , Ram Mukunda (India Globalization Capital Inc.) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Meera and Debdas Ghosal, Amitava and Sanghamitra Dutta, Arun and Ibhana Mukherjee, Rajiv and Neena Shenoy (ORCA TV), Sona Varma and Sujoy Bose, Rina and Subhash Saha, Supriya and Devbrat Dutt, Anand A. Devadas SPECIAL THANKS TO The Embassy of India, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ADVISORY COMMITTEE Samia Ahmed, Monali Chowdhurie-Aziz, Rama Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sukanya Mukherji, Esha and Anandarup Ray, Hitabrata Roy, Krishna Roy ----- Originally aired: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Digital Directions in Learning: Bridging Informal and Formal Education

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The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Stephanie Norby, Director Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Richard Culatta (Ex-officio) Director, Office of Educational Technology US Department of Education Richard Culatta has experience in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning environments. His current work focuses on leveraging technology to create personalized learning experiences for all students and promoting increased connectivity to improve access to education and make college more affordable. Previously, his work centered around leveraging social media to create effective large-scale distributed learning environments. Mark Warschauer Professor of Education and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine Associate Dean of UC Irvine's School of Education. Dr. Warschauer is director of the Digital Learning Lab at UC Irvine, where, together with colleagues and students, he works on a range of research projects related to digital media in education. In K-12 education, his team is developing and studying cloud-based tools for writing, exploring digital scaffolding for reading, investigating one-to-one programs with iPads and Chromebooks, examining use of interactive mobile robots for virtual inclusion, and developing mobile apps for language learning. The DLL team is also exploring new approaches to data mining, machine learning, and learning analytics to analyze the learning and educational data that result from use of new digital tools. Kylie A. Peppler Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences Program Indiana University, Bloomington An artist by training, Kylie Peppler engages in research that focuses on the intersection of arts, media, new technologies, and informal learning.. Currently, Peppler seeks to study the media arts practices of urban, rural, and (dis)abled youth in order to better understand and support literacy, learning, and the arts in the 21st Century. Kevin Crowley Professor of Learning Sciences and Policy, School of Education and Learning Research & Development Center Director, University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-Of-School Environments (UPCLOSE) University of Pittsburgh Dr. Crowley has been co-lead on a National Science Foundation-funded center that works to strengthen and connect the informal science education community by catalyzing conversation and collaboration across the entire field with a focus on improving practice, documenting evidence of impact, and communicating the contributions of informal science education.

Smithsonian Education - Sparking Discovery, Exploration, Curiosity, and a Passion for Knowledge

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Smithsonian Education has given educators around the world the ability to bring the treasured resources of the Smithsonian to students far outside of Washington, D.C. Help continue the Smithsonian's legacy of learning, and inspire learners now and for generations to come. Support Smithsonian Education today. http://go.si.edu/education

Smithsonian Education - Alienta al Exploración, Curiosidad, y Pasión por el Conocimiento

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Smithsonian Education les ha dado a educadores en todo el mundo la capacidad de llevar los valiosos recursos del Smithsonian a estudiantes que están lejos de Washington DC. Ayuda a continuar el legado de aprendizaje del Smithsonian e inspira a los que aprenden, hoy y en futuras generaciones. Apoya hoy a Smithsonian Education. http://go.si.edu/education

Effective Inquiry-Based STEM Education

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The Smithsonian Science Education Center addresses systemic change in STEM Education within a school, district, region or state. We do this by supporting education leaders, including teachers, through superior professional development and leadership training to ultimately see a measurable increase in student achievement.

Educating for Global Competence: Why does it matter today? What does it look like in Student Work?

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This session examines how to prepare our youth for an increasingly interdependent world. Specifically, we will explore what it means to be a globally competent person and what global competence looks like in students' work. Presented by: Veronica Boix Mansilla Chair of the Future of Learning Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Project at Harvard Project Zero, the founder of the Latin American Initiative for Understanding and Development (L@titud), and a Fellow at the Asia Society Original Airdate: March 16, 2011 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html With support from Microsoft Partners in Learning.

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Introducing the Tarantula

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A very brief look at a standout spider. Includes a definition of spiders generally.

In Praise of Satyajit Ray

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Hon. Lalit Mansingh, Ambassador of India Martin Scorsese, Film Director Manjula Kumar, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

SHOUT Tree Banding Project with the Smithsonian, Tree Selection

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How to identify and select your trees, including characteristics that you should look for when selecting your tree(s). More: http://shoutlearning.org/treebanding.html

Origami Artist Marcia Mau: Interview

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Origami artist Marcia Mau speaks about her experience doing Origami. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2010: The Art of Gaman May 1, 2010 Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Book Artist Susmita Mazumdar (Interview)

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Watch Book Artist Sushmita Mazumdar talk about her work.

How People Learn

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Suzanne Donovan, Director, Strategic Research Partnership at the National Research Council, the National Academies (recorded on: 9/13/2004)

Introducing the Giant Cockroach

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A very brief look at a very big roach. Includes an explanation of this insect’s role in its rainforest ecosystem.

Korean calligraphy: Mookjae (Interview)

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Korean calligrapher Mookjae and his son discuss Korean calligraphy. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009 May 8, 2009 National Museum of Natural History

Introducing the Atlas Beetle

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A very brief look at a titanic insect. It is as big as the hand of the Smithsonian scientist who holds it.

Introducing the Giant Walking Leaf

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A brief glance at an insect that looks exactly like what its name suggests.

Introducing the Macleay's Spectre

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A very brief look at an Australian stick insect and its amazing disguise.

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We’re the Smithsonian Science Education Center and we’re on a mission to transform the teaching and learning of science for all students, across the globe.
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