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2016 Professional Development Internships

Smithsonian Libraries

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to offer five paid internship opportunities for the summer of 2016.  Projects topics are diverse and include art history research, collections assessment, educational program development and more. Applications are due January 15th, 2016. Full project descriptions, qualifications and application instructions may be found here: http://library.si.edu/2016ProfDev Art Deco Lighting Research Location: more »

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2015 Professional Development Internships now open for application

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Smithsonian Libraries is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 Professional Development Internship program. These paid summer internships are six week-long opportunities for students in MLS or related graduate programs to gain valuable knowledge while working in the worlds’ largest museum library system! This year, applicants may select from two more »

Smithsonian Libraries Announces 2014 Professional Development Internships

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Smithsonian Libraries will offer new, paid internships for the Professional Development Program in the summer of 2014. These internships are open to graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries. The Libraries will award up to three paid summer internships this academic year.             For the summer of 2014, internships are available in more »

Applications for 2017 Professional Development Internships now open!

Smithsonian Libraries
The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to offer three paid internship opportunities for the summer of 2017.  Diverse project topics include art history research, special collections evaluation and educational program assessment. Applications are due January 29th 2017. Full project descriptions, qualifications and application instructions may be found here: https://library.si.edu/2017ProfDevInternships  . Please note: the projects in this more »

Impact of Professional Development for Science Teachers

Smithsonian Science Education Center
An elementary teacher in New Mexico bravely describes confronting her own misconceptions about the food web and describes how the realization will improve her practice for the coming school year.

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers of Science

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Webpage providing information on the professional development opportunities available to teachers from the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). Sessions are held in Washington D.C. and include topics such as Earth's history and global change, biodiversity, and energy. Graduate credits available.

Advertising Button, Lotus, Professional Developer's Program

National Museum of American History
This circular button has white text on a maroon background that reads: Lotus Professional Developer's Program 1-800-DEV-RELS. It has a white zig-zag border. A mark in black ink on the reverse reads: Groupware '93 San Jose 8/10/93.

Beyond the Solar System: Professional Development Project

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Project offers opportunities for deepening content knowledge and exploring strategies for teaching and learning about current scientific models and evidence for the origin and evolution of our universe of galaxies. Register for a free DVD for teachers of grades 8-12 that uses scientific and educational research to deepen students' understanding of the universe and the nature of science.

Group Portrait of Engineering Performance Standards Class Participants

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.

Featured in the "Torch," January 1975.

Fourteen members of Crafts and Management Services Division of the SI Office of Plant Services awarded certificates after completing a course in 'Engineered Performance Standards' aimed at improving planning and estimating functions. Seated from left: Michael E. Harman, F. McGrath, Samuel G. Steinour, Millard R. Owens, P. Willis, L. Hodapp; standing from left: William G. Wells (Chief, CSD), L. Flanagan (Chief, MSD), J. Baines, Albert Polky, W. Adams, Charles A. Davis, J. Nelson Boughan, and K. Shaw (director, Office of Plant Services).

Mentorship Monday: David Opkins

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Welcome to “Mentorship Monday,” where we will be featuring blog posts from our staff about their experiences with the Smithsonian Institution Mentorship program. This “Mentorship Monday” post was written by Dave Opkins, Administrative Project Specialist, Smithsonian Libraries Administration Services. The Smithsonian Institution Mentorship Program is an annual 9-month program dedicated to “developing leaders throughout the Institution” more »

Mentorship Monday: In Memoriam, Rita O’Hara

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Welcome to “Mentorship Monday”, where we will be featuring blog posts from our staff about their experiences with the Smithsonian Institution Mentorship program.This “Mentorship Monday” post was written by Bonnie Campbell Lilienfeld, Curator and Deputy Chair, Division of Home Life, National Museum of American History.  Bonnie mentored Smithsonian Libraries’ technician, Rita O’Hara, who sadly passed more »

Assessment in Math & Science: What's the Point?

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Video workshop series in which participants examine current assessment issues and strategies for reform. Graduate course credit is available.

2013 Biodiversity: Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers

Smithsonian Science Education Center
In collaboration with other museums and units of the Smithsonian, the Professional Development Center works to create and deliver week-long professional development for teachers of science, these programs, known as the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers, were started in 2005 to bridge the gap between formal and informal science education by combining training is science content and pedagogy with behind the scenes experiences at a wide variety of Smithsonian units, Smithsonian Affiliate partners, inquiry-based STC/ STCMS curriculum and world-class science research facilities throughout the Washington DC area. Visit us at http://www.ssec.si.edu/

Essential Science for Teachers

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online courses designed to help K-6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today's standards-based curricula. The series of courses includes Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science.

Middle school "reverse field trips"

National Museum of American History

Effective Inquiry-Based STEM Education

Smithsonian Science Education Center
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.

Kudos Affiliates! for November 2017

Smithsonian Affiliates
Bravo Affiliates on these great accomplishments! Funding The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced $1,998,484 in funding for 28 training and professional development projects for museums across the country as part of its Museums for America grant program, including the following Affiliate projects: Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor, ME)-Award: $53,050.00 The Abbe Museum […]

Mentorship Monday: Tina Muracco

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
This “Mentorship Monday” post was written by Tina Muracco, Director of Advancement, Smithsonian Libraries Office of Advancement & Public Affairs. The Smithsonian Institution Mentorship Program is an annual 9-month program dedicated to “developing leaders throughout the Institution” through professional development in the areas of networking, interpersonal skills, coaching, and institutional engagement. Throughout my career, I have more »

Teacher Institutes "Creating Powerful Learning Opportunities" with Ron Ritchhart

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Based on his research at Project Zero, the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, Ritchhart explores why and how integrating art in the classroom fosters powerful learning opportunities and promotes creative teaching. Ritchhart is a Senior Research Associate at Project Zero where his work focuses on such issues as teaching for understanding, the development of intellectual character, creative teaching, making students' thinking visible, and the development of school and classroom culture. His research and writings have informed the work of schools, school systems, and museums throughout the world. Ritchhart's latest book, "Making Thinking Visible" (2011), was written with Mark Church and Karin Morrison. The Clarice Smith American Art Education Initiative was supported by a generous gift from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation. Learn more about professional development programs for teachers at SAAM: http://americanart.si.edu/education/dev/

My Paper Conservation Internship at the National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum
I have just completed a six week paper conservation internship at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum (NPM). The purpose of the internship was to gain professional experience in the practice of conservation in an industry setting, and to manifest a network of professional contacts in the field of my related specialism. To gain entry into the conservation profession with a MA level qualification, vocational training courses, and multiple internships and fellowships are required. As such I was thrilled that being given the opportunity to work at NPM, as the experience at such an internationally renowned museum would provide an invaluable opportunity for professional development.

Mentorship Monday: Joel Richard

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
This “Mentorship Monday” post was written by Joel Richard, Lead Web Developer, Web Services and Digital Library. The Smithsonian Institution Mentorship Program is an annual 9-month program dedicated to “developing leaders throughout the Institution” through professional development in the areas of networking, interpersonal skills, coaching, and institutional engagement. This past year, I participated in the more »

I See Wonder: Education and Evaluation

Smithsonian Libraries
This post was written by Louise To, Professional Development intern in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Education Department. Interesting in interning with our Education Department? Apply for a virtual opportunity before July more »

Global Thinking Across the Curriculum

Smithsonian Education
Learn interdisciplinary classroom-tested techniques that support culturally responsive teaching and build students' skills to analyze, understand, and act on issues of global importance. Features educator-created resources from Museums Go Global, a project directed by the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School and generously supported by the Longview Foundation. Presenters: Maria Fernanda Garcia, MacFarland Middle School (DC Public Schools); Aleah Myers, Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School (DC Public Schools); Jim Reese, Washington International School; and Tess Porter, Smithsonian Learning Lab. Relevant links: Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Guide for Urban Educators https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/culturally-responsive-teaching-a-guide-for-urban-educators/aju119pG4CH2Tkzk#r Environmental Advocacy through Art https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/environmental-advocacy-through-art/L6C0pHM1qhMFk90N#r
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