The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Annenberg Learner, and the Council of Chief State School Officers collaborated to produce the 2016 Teacher of the Year Day at the Smithsonian, bringing together 56 dedicated educators for a day of professional development training. The Smithsonian website details the event, which also marks a decade of partnership between Smithsonian and CCSSO:
This year’s event, sponsored by Annenberg Learner, features a series of hands-on, collaborative sessions for teachers throughout the Smithsonian. The professional development workshops demonstrate how teachers can use the museums’ digital resources available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab with their students to improve engagement and learning. Following the event, Teachers of the Year can continue their work with the center to advise on and co-develop instructional resources, including creating model collections in the Learning Lab for other educators to use and adapt to fit their needs.
“For 170 years, the Smithsonian has been dedicated to exploring the world around us and sharing our discoveries with learners of all ages,” said Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton. “For the past decade, our successful partnership with CCSSO through our annual ‘Teacher of the Year Day’ has been instrumental in helping us turn Smithsonian resources into innovative instructional tools that teachers across the country can use to engage, enlighten and inspire.”
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