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Professional Development

Interested in what professional development the National Air and Space Museum offers educators?

The Teacher Innovator Institute brings together middle school STEAM teachers for two weeks each summer.

Check out the Museum’s YouTube playlist made just for teachers, where you’ll find activity ideas and programs featuring teachers.

Bring professional development into your school with virtual sessions on a variety of topics, including Difficult Conversations in STEM and Teaching With Objects. Reserve through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration or email us at NASMTeachers@si.edu.

Join us for three live professional development sessions during the 2021-2022 school year. All sessions will be presented virtually, with the potential for in-person participation in January and March if safety permits. Sessions are free and teachers may participate in any or all sessions.  

Teacher Resources

Bring the wonder of Air and Space to life through videos, hands-on activities, games, and more. We have something for every learner. These learning resources bring the National Air and Space Museum’s one-of-a-kind collections and world class research to you, anywhere and anytime.

The How Things Fly website is a dynamic online experience that helps learners build an understanding of the physics of flight. 

The National Air and Space Museum hosts several curated collections on Smithsonian Learning Lab of resources tied to air and space related themes that include implementation instructions.

Teacher Newsletter

Stay connected and informed about upcoming programs by signing up for the Museum’s teacher newsletter. Sign up here to receive the Museum’s monthly newsletter that highlights upcoming programs, amazing educators, and the Museum’s newest content for the classroom.

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