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Contemporary online PD for educators

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, @eSN_Meris
November 12th, 2013

Smithsonian debuts Online Education Conferences; offers educators PD, digital badges

educators-PD-online Educators looking for a unique professional development (PD) experience that relates textbook curriculum to real-world events and current issues now have a new, free online opportunity thanks to the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian Online Education Conference series is an interactive online webinar presented each month by Smithsonian experts, and can be used by educators looking for an innovative PD experience.

The entire series is available for free online so educators can pick the topics they want to implement into instruction at their convenience. The conferences cover a range of cross-curricular topics from astrophotography, to civil rights and the rainforest.

Educators can connect and follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #eSNPD

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November 18, 2013

[…] Development, Smithsonian Style. Why accept boring, useless PD when an institution like the Smithsonian is offering free, online training for teachers to help relate curriculum to real-world and current events. Sounds like a social studies teacher’s […]