Smithsonian’s Teacher Creativity Studio - Austin
DEADLINE: Extended to Friday, February 16, 2018
Apply today for the Smithsonian’s Teacher Creativity Studio at the Asian American Resource Center, a free, all-day workshop where you’ll learn how to integrate Asian Pacific American stories and experiences into curricula.
Wednesday, February 21
- Open to Central Texas history teachers, librarians, teachers-in-training, and other education staff.
- AISD Instructors may register through your AISD Human Capital Platform, Section 86681
- Lunch will be provided.
Participants will receive
• Digital resources and tools for teachers from the Smithsonian Learning Lab (
• Classroom-ready models for integrating Asian Pacific American stories and experiences into curricula
• Exclusive museum educator-led tour of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” and a companion facilitated dialogue toolkit
• Teaching poster of the artwork, “Shimomura Crossing the Delaware” by Roger Shimomura, known for his ironic mixtures of Japanese imagery and American pop culture, from the National Portrait Gallery
• Classroom copies of the text, Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives by Irwin A. Tang and The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee
The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 974-3914.
Smithsonian Teacher Creativity Studio Flyer
Is your school a public, charter or private school?
How many years of teaching experience do you have?
This is my first year teaching
21 years or more
Subjects taught (please select all that apply)
English for Speakers of Other Languages
If you teach History or Social Studies, please select special topics that apply to your field of instruction.
What grade do you teach? (please select all that apply)
Pre K - 3
Have you visited the Asian American Resource Center (8401 Cameron Road) before?
Would you be interested in bringing your class to a tour and activity at the AARC?
Would you be interested in receiving or checking out supplemental classroom materials about Asian Pacific Islander American history and culture?
As a result of participating in this professional development program, what do you hope will be the impact on your teaching?
Please describe the most useful professional development that you have experienced. Explain the elements that made it useful.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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