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Smithsonian’s Teacher Creativity Lab Workshop

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Smithsonian is coming to the Cleveland History Center!

Join Smithsonian experts for a free Smithsonian Learning Lab workshop at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Historical Society!  Our team will be sharing techniques for connecting your students to primary sources in way that will capture their imagination and develop their historical thinking skills.  Local experts, artifacts, fashion, photographs, oral histories, and family memoirs of Asian Pacific American immigration experiences from Cleveland’s history will inspire you and activate authentic inquiry and analysis in your classroom.

Friday, November 16, 2018


  • $50 cash stipend for attendees or a $50 voucher towards a school field trip at the Cleveland History Center are available for the first 30 to register and complete the workshop. (Limited number of cash stipends remaining. There are 45 total spots. The first 30 will receive the $50 stipend.)
  • Open to all teachers of students grades 6–12: English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Social Studies, Technology, Visual Arts, Grade-level teams.
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided


Workshop attendees will:

  • Construct digital collections using primary source assets from the Cleveland History Center and the Smithsonian Learning Lab
  • Incorporate artifact analysis into the creation of inquiry-based curricula
  • Acquire strategies for inspiring students to investigate the world and recognize perspectives
  • Discover Cleveland’s immigration story through primary sources and local experts

View Ohio’s Learning Standards Related to Asian and Pacific American here

View the program flyer here



email: education@wrhs.org or call 216.721.5722 x1502




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November 16, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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