Teaching with the Smithsonian: Addressing 21st Century Challenges in the Community College Classroom

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يبدأ من 2022-10-11 إلى 2023-10-10
15.00 ساعة تعليمية
اللغة : الإنجليزية
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This course encourages educators to engage students with the Smithsonian Institution’s experts and collections (both tangible and digital), as they follow Montgomery College-Smithsonian Faculty Fellows (Fellows) on their virtual 2021 series, “Addressing 21st Century Challenges.” The course offers three main threads, including lectures with Smithsonian experts and educators, replicable classroom activities using Smithsonian images and artifacts, and testimony from former Fellows describing ways they employ museum pedagogy and artifacts to engage and empower students while exploring the complex challenges of the 21st Century, including climate change, social justice and pandemics. Adaptable for high school and college audiences.

The interdisciplinary Fellowship, established in 1998 by Montgomery College’s Paul Peck Humanities Institute, trains community college faculty to learn about Smithsonian content as an entry point to consider crucial issues from multiple perspectives. During the year-long Fellowship, each participating professor designs a theme-based project for their classroom that meets course objectives, while creatively employing museum content and pedagogy. MC Fellowship professors have found their students to be far more sophisticated and capable as a result of engaging in assignments that integrate coursework with research and museum learning as well as deeply appreciative of the riches the Smithsonian offers them for free.


Dr. Philippa Rappoport
Dr. Philippa Rappoport

Philippa Rappoport is the is the Manager of Community Engagement at the Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology, and in this capacity produces a range of community digital education and professional development projects, locally and nationally. She works to create digital assets for educators, schools, families, and new immigrant English Language learners, including Smithsonian Learning Lab teaching collections, YouTube videos with curators, educators, and tradition bearers, a handmade family stories book-making website, and online heritage tours. Philippa has a Ph.D. in Slavic Folklore and Linguistics, and teaches Russian Culture at George Washington University.