Professional Development

Join us as we engage in creative teaching strategies and explore interdisciplinary curriculum connections focused on the Freer|Sackler’s collections and exhibitions. Please mark your calendars for these upcoming professional development opportunities. All opportunities will be held at the Freer|Sackler.

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Educator Workshops

A Closer Look: Art and Science Intersections

Saturday, April 28
9:30am – 3:30pm
Sackler, Gallery 28

Spend the day at the Freer|Sackler discovering intersections between science and art that can be used for interdisciplinary classroom learning. Participate in a hands-on science activities presented by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, look at special exhibitions Resound: Ancient Bells of China and Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha, and leave with resources you can use in your classroom.  Open to all educators, especially those who teach science, visual arts, and social studies. Free registration required.

Discovering Korea’s Past: Interdisciplinary Connections

Summer Institute for Educators
Monday, June 25–Wednesday, June 27, 2018
9 am–4 pm each day

Spend three days focusing on Korean art and culture with experts at the Freer|Sackler.  Discover the Goryeo dynasty (935-1392), a period of great artistic and cultural achievement in Korea.  Go behind the scenes with curators to examine rare works. Experiment with decorative techniques at The District Clay Center. Learn to create, personalize, and share digital resources with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Resources, breakfast, and lunch are included.

Discovering Korea’s Past is specifically designed for middle and high school educators, particularly those who teach visual arts, social studies, world history, or the Korean language.

Limited to 30 participants.

Register and learn more. A non-refundable $30 fee is due at time of registration.