Educators The Smithsonian seeks to bring content experts and educators together to help strengthen American education and enhance our nation s ability to compete globally. The Smithsonian serves as a laboratory to create models and methods of innovative informal education and link them to the formal education system. Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Increasing the Smithsonian Institution's impact as a national educational organization. Great teaching materials and online resources aligned to state standards of learning. Smithsonian Science Education Center Seeks to improve the teaching of science in the nation's schools.