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Two presentations from the OSTI-Con Conference (7/24 & 7/25, Fort Worth, Texas) Bringing the Smithsonian to You—Full STEAM Ahead! Did you know the Smithsonian isn’t just one museum—it’s 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo? Join Smithsonian educators as they showcase the variety of different online programs and STEAM resources available to K-12 mentors, teachers, students and their families. We'll look at how the Smithsonian examines content themes from an interdisciplinary lens and how to incorporate these tools into your programming. --- Smithsonian Quests—Connecting Youth with the Smithsonian through Digital Badges The Smithsonian’s digital badging program offers students a way to explore their interests, build skills and try out new roles through project based-learning activities, called “Quests”. In this session, we’ll explore the interdisciplinary online program and learn more about digital badging as a larger ecosystem of online learning.

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  • Stephanie Norby & Ashley Naranjo Smithsonian Center for Learning & Digital Access July 24 & 25, 2014 Bringing the Smithsonian to You Full STEAM Ahead!
  • Bringing the Smithsonian to YouFull STEAM Ahead! Did you know the Smithsonian isnt just one museumits 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo? Join Smithsonian educators as they showcase the variety of different online programs and STEAM resources available to K-12 mentors, teachers, students and their families. We'll look at how the Smithsonian examines content themes from an interdisciplinary lens and how to incorporate these tools into your programming.
  • The Smithsonian isnt just one museum It includes 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. The total number of artifacts, works of art and specimens in the Smithsonians collections is estimated at over 137 million!
  • collections.si.edu
  • collections.si.edu
  • Research Centers and Programs Archives of American Art Conservation Biology Institute Environmental Research Center Marine Station at Fort Pierce Museum Conservation Institute Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Institution Libraries Tropical Research Institute Smithsonian Museums African American History and Culture Museum African Art Museum Air and Space Museum Air and Space Museum Udvar- Hazy Center American Art Museum American History Museum American Indian Museum American Indian Museum Heye Center Anacostia Community Museum Arts and Industries Building Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden National Zoo Natural History Museum Freer Gallery of Art Portrait Gallery Postal Museum Renwick Gallery Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle
  • Collections
  • Research
  • Collections + Research = Learning Resources
  • SmithsonianEducation.org
  • Online Searchable Database SmithsonianEducation.org
  • Analyzing scientists journals
  • Looking at images of animals and specimens Writing descriptions, using scientific vocabulary
  • Watch a live cam and read a zoologists diary At last Thursdays exam, everything looks good and everybody is gaining weight. Rokan has a beefier build than most Sumatran tigers. To use human athletes for comparison, most Sumatran males are built like swimmers, while Rokan is built like a wrestler.
  • Compare illustration, photo, and dried specimen
  • Directions based on scientific methods
  • Student Online Interactives
  • Smithsonian Online Conferences
  • SmithsonianEducation.orgsi.edu
  • Doug Herman, NMAI; Nancy Knowlton, NMNH; Jeff Place, Folkways Records; Cindy Brown, Gardens; Ed Smith, National Zoo; Gail Lowe, Anacostia Museum
  • Suz Niepold, American Art; Andrew Altieri, STRI; Melissa Carrillo, Latino Center ; Jess Parker, SERC; Catherine Christen, SCBI; Tony Coates, STRI
  • History Geography BotanyArt Music Environmental Science Technology Culture Marine Biology Innovation
  • Stephanie Norby & Ashley Naranjo Smithsonian Center for Learning & Digital Access July 24 & 25, 2014 Smithsonian Quests Connecting Youth with the Smithsonian through Digital Badges
  • Smithsonian QuestsConnecting Youth with the Smithsonian through Digital Badges The Smithsonians digital badging program offers students a way to explore their interests, build skills and try out new roles through project based-learning activities, called Quests. In this session, well explore the interdisciplinary online program and learn more about digital badging as a larger ecosystem of online learning.
  • DesignPrep Digital Badges
  • Q?RIUS Education Center