Teacher Showcase: Curating Digital Museum Content with Visible Thinking Routines

Hosted by Smithsonian Learning Lab
Wednesday, May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access created the Smithsonian Learning Lab to inspire the discovery and creative use of its rich digital materials, including millions of images, recordings, and texts. By encouraging users to create and share personalized collections of Smithsonian assets and user-generated resources, the Learning Lab aspires to build a global community of learners who are passionate about adding to and bringing to light new knowledge, ideas, and insight.

During the 2018-2019 school year, teacher teams from ten districts in the Greater Pittsburgh region collaborated with museum educators from the Smithsonian and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, as well as education leaders integrating Harvard University Project Zero ideas, to learn how to apply research-based approaches to the use of museum collections in the classroom. Through reflective professional practice, including fellowships, in-person workshops and museum events, teachers created model digital teaching collections that demonstrate how to use these approaches with students at the elementary level. This culminating event will showcase the work of the teachers and spotlight promising practices in the collaborations between classroom teachers and museums.

This program was generously supported by the Grable Foundation.


Wednesday, May 15
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Primary theme:
Secondary themes
Arts, Maker, Science

Southwestern PA: Northside (Pittsburgh, PA)

Professional Development
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Ashley Naranjo, Smithsonian Learning Lab
Jeff Evancho
Collaborating Organization(s):
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Washington International School, South Fayette School District, Quaker Valley School District, Avonworth School District, Baldwin-Whitehall School District, Blackhawk School District, Cornell Area School District, Duquesne City School District, Hopewell Area School District, New Brighton Area School District, Northgate School District, Riverside Beaver County School District, and Shaler Area School District.


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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412-322-5058 ext. 236

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