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Cunningham, Dawn; Hambleton, Laura; McNeely, Elizabeth; Ross, Julia; Schmidt, Linda; Walter, Elise – Smithsonian Institution, 2020
The idea of a shared place in the universe--a shared history--was embodied in 2019. The heft of the Smithsonian--its unparalleled collections, its diverse and deep-rooted expertise, and its outsized ability to connect with millions of people--is being brought to bear on the most critical issues of all time: conversations about democracy, identity,…
Descriptors: Museums, Heritage Education, Exhibits, Innovation
Smithsonian Institution, 2020
In December 2017, the Smithsonian unveiled a new Strategic Plan. The plan sets goals to help be more collaborative and efficient in work, build and deployment of digital competency, and engage new and more diverse audiences in meaningful ways. The plan also continues to improve facilities maintenance and collections care to be even better stewards…
Descriptors: Museums, Institutional Mission, Program Administration, Public Agencies
Smithsonian Institution, 2019
In December 2017, the Smithsonian unveiled a new Strategic Plan. It expands on the five "Grand Challenges"--Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding the American Experience, and Magnifying the Transformative Power of Arts and Design--by setting goals…
Descriptors: Museums, Institutional Mission, Annual Reports, Program Administration
Smithsonian Institution, 2018
In December 2017, the Smithsonian unveiled a new Strategic Plan. It expands on the "Grand Challenges"--Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding the American Experience, and Magnifying the Transformative Power of Arts and Design--by setting goals to…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Annual Reports, Public Agencies
Smithsonian Institution, 2018
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo--shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing resources with the world. The Smithsonian's vision is by 2022, the institution will build on it's unique strengths to engage and…
Descriptors: Museums, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Educational Objectives
Cunningham, Dawn; Donahue, Michelle; Hambleton, Laura; Ross, Julia; Schmidt, Linda – Smithsonian Institution, 2018
This year's annual report features experts from across the Smithsonian whose work represents the best of innovation for the public good. They provide an excellent bird's-eye view of the many new approaches Smithsonian is taking, each with the goal of opening new opportunities for learning and discovery.
Descriptors: Museums, Heritage Education, Institutional Mission, Exhibits
Smithsonian Institution, 2018
The year 2017 was successful for the Smithsonian by any measure. Their curators opened insightful and inspirational exhibitions. Their scientists continued to do groundbreaking research that benefits humankind. Their educators are reaching more people than ever before with compelling programming. The years-long, Smithsonian-wide campaign soared…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, African American History, Females
Short, Mary E. – Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2021
Students enter classrooms equipped with a rich foundation of skills and knowledge from their everyday experiences. High-quality science education builds on students' wealth of experience in making sense of the world. In science classrooms, "sensemaking" is a collaborative practice that includes students sharing initial ideas with peers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Student Characteristics, Cooperative Learning
Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2021
The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) serves K-12 students and teachers, school districts, state education agencies, and ministries of education throughout the world with curriculum materials, digital resources, professional development, leadership development (through our Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform [LASER]…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Science Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2020
Created in collaboration with the Zero Barriers in STEM Education Advisory Committee, the "Zero Barriers in STEM Education Accessibility and Inclusion Workbook" provides strategies on ways to integrate inclusive/Universal Design for Learning practices into the K-12 STEM classroom. Our goal is to empower teachers to structure lessons to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, Equal Education
Talbert, Christina – Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (Smithsonian Learning Lab), 2020
This post-professional development evaluation study (based on in-depth interviews) assessed the experience of ten educators who had participated one year earlier in workshops about the use of museum digital resources through the Smithsonian Learning Lab (SLL) for curricula development. The project focused on creating SLL collections to integrate…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Learning Laboratories, Teacher Workshops, Museums
Smithsonian Institution, 2016
As a trust instrumentality of the United States, the Smithsonian is committed to the goals which Executive Order 13693 set for federal agencies, and is focused on making improvements in environmental, energy, and economic performance. As stated in the current Smithsonian Strategic Plan, one of the four grand challenges we have undertaken is…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Sustainability, Museums, Institutional Mission
Smithsonian Institution, 2016
This year, as every year, was a period of change, innovation and great progress for the Smithsonian. Among many accomplishments, the Smithsonian marked an extraordinary milestone: the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This breathtaking museum gives proper place, now and forever, to a vital part of America's…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Museums, Exhibits, Arts Centers
Smithsonian Institution, 2015
In 2015, the Smithsonian welcomed hundreds of thousands of people to the newly renovated Renwick Gallery (p. 6), their scientists peered to the edge of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way (p. 18), and their anthropologists helped identify the remains of leaders of the Jamestown colony (p. 28). The theme of this year's annual report is…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Museums, Exhibits, Arts Centers
Smithsonian Institution, 2015
Imagine being able to access all known information about an insect species--whether it was discovered 100 years or 100 days ago--with one touch of the screen. Picture a world in which you can not only see Smithsonian objects online but also hear them and watch them in motion. Or imagine learning that Smithsonian astrophysicists discovered a new,…
Descriptors: Museums, Strategic Planning, Educational Objectives, Institutional Mission
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