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  • -SIYC as a resource for making connections with subject areas to real-life experts and the collections.
  • Environmental Studies Focus- Interdisciplinary lens- Thinking about Water Quality, talking to generations in Oral Histories, Offering Advice from what they’ve learned in their own advice column, Designing their own invention to help with a water issue such as purification or mobility
  • Inauguration, Civil Rights Movement & the Women’s Rights Movement: they are movements that span generations and are very strongly connected with life today, Cultural Heritage and Meaning of Immigration. June: we’ll look at Astrophotography and ways the MicroObservatory telescopes can be used in a variety of ways to facilitate powerful STEM learning for your students alongside the Smithsonian. Moon phases, size and scale in the universe.
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  • Bringing the smithsonian

    1. 1. Ashley NaranjoEducation TechnicianSmithsonian Center for Learning and Digital AccessNaranjoA@SI.eduBringing the Smithsonianto You
    2. 2. The Smithsonian includes…19 museums & galleries, the National Zoo, researchcenters around the globe, digital resources and more!Art & DesignHistory & CultureScience & Technology
    3. 3. Collections Database (
    4. 4. Smithsonian Center for Learning and DigitalAccess offers… Online searchable database of Smithsonianresources & lesson plans Online student-centered interactives Online Education Conference Series & archives Digital badging program, “Smithsonian Quests” Heritage Month Family Programming All Access Camp Annual Smithsonian Teachers’ Night
    5. 5. Online Searchable
    6. 6. “Smithsonian In Your Classroom” PublicationMaking connections between theSmithsonian collections & expertsto teachable momentsThe ArtsHistoryCultureScience
    7. 7. Online Student Interactives
    8. 8. Online Student Interactives
    9. 9. Online Conference sessions
    10. 10. Digital Badging Program
    11. 11. K-4th graders
    12. 12. Upcoming Online Session!Understanding Astrophotography:Where Science and Art CollideClassroom SessionWednesday, June 12th, 20131:00-1:50PM, ESTAstrophotography Applicationsfor the Classroom and BeyondEducator SessionWednesday, July 10th, 20134:00-4:50PM, EST
    13. 13. Heritage Month Family Programming
    14. 14. All Access Camp A summer camp and monthly club for teens and youngadults with cognitive disabilities at the Smithsonian topractice communication, collaborativelearning, research, problem solving, and develop digitalliteracy skills.
    15. 15. Annual Smithsonian Teachers’ Night
    16. 16. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore
    17. 17. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore
    18. 18. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore History Explorer & Our Story Museum of American History
    19. 19. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore Ocean Museum ofNatural History
    20. 20. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore
    21. 21. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore
    22. 22. Ashley’s Top Sites to Explore
    23. 23.  Panda cams, interactives and journals- oh my!’s Top Sites to Explore
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