Teacher Hackathon

Saturday, January 30, 2016 
10:00am to 5:00pm

At the heart of every Smithsonian museum and research center is a library. Individually, our 21 libraries are among the world’s greatest repositories of knowledge. Collectively they are one of America’s most precious scientific and cultural treasures. Come mine our collections and help build educational resources for our global audience.

We are inviting teachers that work with students of all ages, and schools of all types, to push us creatively; to rethink how our resources can be shared with public; to combine materials in a new way; to hack our collection and drive us forward by offering an original digital experience.

Our hackathon will take place in Washington DC, at our library in the National Museum of Natural History. It will be a day (10am-5pm) of learning, collaboration, and sharing. We are looking for educators that can inform our practice and help us establish the building blocks of a new educational department. Lunch and snacks will be provided and each attendee will be awarded a $250 honorarium in the form of a Visa giftcard.

Applications are due by November 23rd. Selections will be announced early December.

Complete Applications must include the following:

  • Completed Hackathon Application Form (pdf attached below)
  • Statement of interest in attending the SI Libraries Teacher Hackathon – 500 Word Limit
  • Current Resume/CV

Please email this form and application materials to: Sara Cardello cardellos@si.edu
Questions? Phone: 202.633.0857