A City of Neighborhoods Workshop for Educators

Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2-  9:00am-3:00pm
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, 111 Central Park North
Contact: Kadrena Cunningham at CunninghamK@si.edu

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is offering a community based design education program for educators that will integrate collaborative problem solving and design thinking. The program applies design education to a neighborhood context, providing access to museum and community resources (architecture, streetscapes, maps, historic and cultural materials), including subject-matter experts and content knowledge. Educators will have the opportunity to explore a neighborhood’s past, analyze its present and plan for its future. The program presents a method for extending the classroom into the community, and integrating project-based, experiential learning into any existing curriculum. The strategies gained in A City of Neighborhoods can be used to transform the neighborhood into a visual textbook, making any subject area immediately relevant to students by directly relating to their real-life experience.

Math and Science educators are strongly encouraged to apply. A stipend will be paid to each participating teacher after the submission and approval of all the items below:

  • Participation and attendance in both workshop days.

  • The completion of a design-based lesson plan in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt.

Please fill out your information below to register for this event. Registration available on a first come first served basis