Teaching with Primary Sources Goes Virtual

As institutions around the world abruptly turned to remote teaching this spring, the Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop seriesa unique collaboration among the Lunder Institute, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art that offers professional training to early career academicsalso moved its activities to the virtual realm.

Each workshop offers an intensive program of presentations, discussions and archival encounters for its ten core participants, invited leaders, and guests. The workshops aim to build lasting relationships among the participants, who will serve as advocates for teaching with primary sources in the field of American art for years to come.

Organized by Director of Research Tanya Sheehan, the program’s online workshops this summer will address various aspects of assignment design for in-person and remote learning environments. Workshop leaders include Rachel Beane, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College, and Stacey Sheriff and Ghada Gherwash of the Colby Writing Program.