|February 16, 2017
National Museum of the American Indian announces open application for 2017 teacher-in-residence program
By National Museum of the American Indian
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host a teacher-in-residence at the museum this summer. Applications are open for instructors currently teaching grades five through 12 and will be accepted through Friday, March 31.
This program serves a vital role in Native Knowledge 360, the museum’s national education initiative to inspire and promote improvement in teaching and learning about American Indians. The museum’s resident teacher will work alongside museum staff and participating American Indian communities to provide educators and students with new perspectives about American Indian history, culture and contemporary lives.
The museum is offering one paid residency for six to eight weeks between June and August. The resident will apply expertise in pedagogy, best classroom practices, the C3 Framework and Common Core Standards to inform online lessons under development by the museum. Tasks will also include assisting in formative testing of materials and planning effective teacher-training programs. The resident teacher will have the opportunity to create a unique project, activity or lesson for classroom use.
Call for Applications: The National Museum of the American Indian is seeking applications from highly qualified and accomplished teachers currently teaching grades five through 12. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 31. For more information, visit the museum’s website at http://nmai.si.edu/explore/education/teacher-in-residence.
About the National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. In Washington, the museum is located on the National Mall at Fourth Street and Independence Avenue S.W., accessible from L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station via the Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums exit. To learn more about the museum’s mission, visit AmericanIndian.si.edu. Follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.