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Looking Closely: Teaching With Objects

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Looking Closely: Teaching With Objects
How can teachers infuse your museum’s content into everyday learning? How can docents encourage conversations with visitors? Object based learning, an approach used by many museum educators during tours and workshops, is a transdisciplinary pedagogy based in the practice of looking closely at artifacts, making observations, and coming to conclusions based upon evidence. Join educators from the National Air and Space Museum to dig deeper into how staff uses object based learning during on site programming, through teacher professional development, and in classrooms. 

There is a cafe on site for your convenience. Lunch can be brought into the classroom.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151


November 2
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Check-In Registrants/Attendees check in at the entrance.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Presentation, Activities and Conversations

For More Information:

Barbara Gruber
Barbara Gruber
Assistant Director of Education National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (703)572-4063

*Please register to attend this limited capacity in-person workshop.

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