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Next Tuesday, January 17th at 4:30PM, ET, join Smithsonian Education and the National Portrait Gallery for a Google Hangout/YouTubeLive online session highlighting the use of portraiture in the U.S. history classroom with an emphasis on social justice and civil rights. This session will include strategies for teachers to utilize the rich digital resources of the Smithsonian available at learninglab.si.edu. http://s.si.edu/2i9yHFz
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Have you checked out the new Smithsonian Learning Lab e-newsletter? It includes a strategy + suggested collections http://s.si.edu/LLBrightIdeas1
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Congratulations to the National Museum of American History team on reaching their goal to #KeepThemRuby 👠 Learn more about "The Wizard of Oz" in context via the Smithsonian Learning Lab: http://s.si.edu/2eyek2e
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How did activists 'Take a Stand' during the African American Civil Rights Movement? Our final collection contains 100+ primary sources, articles, lessons, and more from EDSITEment and the Smithsonian to inspire your #NHD2017 project. http://s.si.edu/2dVWGn2
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Check out these inspired ideas for National History Day's theme of "Taking A Stand"! Primary sources galore from Smithsonian Learning Lab and EDSITEment! http://s.si.edu/2dvnQAZ
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Looking for inspiration for your National History Day project? Brainstorming your next topic? EDSITEment and the Smithsonian Learning Lab team have created resources around this year's theme: "Taking a Stand". Learn more here: http://s.si.edu/2dqpg0Q #NHD2017
What if your students had the vast resources of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and more—at their fingertips for this year’s National History Day project?
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Art teachers: join us on Tuesday, January 24th as educators from the Smithsonian Learning Lab (LearningLab.si.edu), the Smithsonian American Art Museum & the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries team up for a webinar introducing strategies for using museum resources in the classroom, hosted by National Art Education Association. More info here: http://s.si.edu/2i7hZlR, free to NAEA members.
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A huge THANK YOU from our team to the School Library Journal for choosing the Smithsonian Learning Lab as a "Top 10 Tech of 2016"!! http://s.si.edu/2ghHKSc
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Today, on the Smithsonian Learning Lab blog, an educator from Smithsonian Libraries uses archival images to explore curious inquiries, such as "Why is that Rhinoceros Wearing a Suit of Armor?" Read more: http://s.si.edu/2fFwz66
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Have you used the Smithsonian Learning Lab in your classroom? Join us for a discussion about objects as evidence for essential questions--Thursday, October 20 at 4:30PM ET http://s.si.edu/2cTfBfg
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How did Abolitionists ‘Take a Stand’ against Slavery? Our newest collaborative collection with EDSITEment holds over 50 portraits, articles, lessons, and more to spark #NHD2017 projects: http://s.si.edu/2dPLawt
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The latest in our collaboration with EDSITEment -- What does it mean to 'Take a Stand' for Women's Rights? These resources might inspire your #NHD2017 project: http://s.si.edu/2dCpu1L
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Our vision is to enable every learner to discover and use Smithsonian knowledge to achieve both personal and societal goals.
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The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) uses all the Smithsonian offers to empower learners to explore their own interests and collaborate with others to bring ideas to life. We create models and methods that make the Smithsonian a learning laboratory for everyone.
  • We provide extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections, programs, and learning resources to inspire the transmission and transformation of knowledge for the public good.
  • We enable users to explore and expand their own interests and create their own learning experiences.
  • We use strategic partnerships and innovative communication strategies and takes promising practices to scale to reach a larger audience.
  • We strive for continuous improvement by the measurement of impact through data collection, analysis, and transparent reporting.
  • We are committed to sharing innovations through rigorous open access digital research and publication.
SCLDA’s vision is to enable every learner to discover and use Smithsonian knowledge to achieve both personal and societal goals.

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