Summer at SAAM

Summer at SAAM

Internships
This summer, I have had the amazing opportunity to be an intern in the education department at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. I've been working as an intern assisting with the museum's Summer Institutes - a week long professional development for teachers. The Institute draws participants from across the nation to learn how to engage with American Art in their own classroom. I loved getting to meet a different cohort of teachers each week. While they taught different subjects and grade levels, the passion for education was found in all. Throughout the week, participants attended sessions that focused on different visual thinking strategies, pairing art with text, and ways that art can communicate complex ideas. During each session, the teachers were put in both passive and active…
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