September 30, 2014
Webinar on the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum's Teacher Toolkit
On October 2, 2014, the National Girls Collaborative Project offers a free webinar, Introduction to the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum's Teacher Toolkit. The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) is a transmedia hub for 2-D and 3-D collections, online games, simulations, virtual worlds, and innovative programs in real-time, highlighting the Smithsonian's art and science collections as they relate to U.S. Latinos. The LVM recently launched the Teacher Toolkit, which supports educators with integrating this robust collection of transmedia and virtual exhibits into their existing STEM +Arts (STEAM) programs. The toolkit and activities are aligned with Common Core standards, incorporate instructional approaches that cultivate 21st century skills, and teach career pathways in STEAM. Webinar participants will learn more about the Teacher Toolkit and hear from educators who have led these activities about best practices for integrating transmedia resources into STEAM programming for girls.