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Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

The mission of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies is to increase the Smithsonian Institution’s impact as a national educational organization.

The mission of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies is to increase the Smithsonian Institution’s impact as a national educational organization. The Center provides leadership in education at the Smithsonian through hosting www.SmithsonianEducation.org, the gateway to the institution’s educational resources and programs, publishing Smithsonian in Your Classroom, a journal for elementary and middle school educators, offering research opportunities and resources to the museum community, and conducting professional development programs for educators at all levels. The Center has created a long-term alliance with state education officials that has become the basis for several collaborative teacher training and resource development projects in a wide range of subjects. The Center also manages pan-institutional functions such as internships, heritage month celebrations, school tour programming, and the collection and analysis of data on Smithsonian education programs. scems_screenshot Mailing Address: Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies P.O. Box 37012, MRC 508 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Tel: 202.633.5330 Fax: 202.633.5489 Email: learning@si.edu Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies Website Team: This website is a collective effort by staff of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Design and production were done by web firm AKQA. Stephanie Norby Executive Director Michelle Knovic Smith Director of Publications and Media Darren Milligan Senior Media Designer and Webmaster Toni Willis IT Specialist