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CANCELLED - Museum Literacy and Methods in Museum Education
brochure: Museum Literacy 2017

This workshop is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Date/Time: Saturday, March 25 | 9am–3pm

Location: The Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112

Cost: $5 per person (includes breakfast and lunch); FREE for MHM Members

The Missouri History Museum and Forest Park are great field-trip destinations, but they can be so much more for area educators and their students! This workshop will help you transform a standard field trip into a meaningful and transferable learning experience.

Participants will:

  • learn strategies for cultivating museum-literate students
  • explore issues of identity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to museum literacy
  • discover methodologies for teaching with objects and spaces in museums and the natural environment
  • develop strategies that will connect field-trip and classroom learning

This workshop is ideal for:

  • teachers of all disciplines interested in expanding their classroom through the Museum
  • museum educators 
  • pre-service teachers
  • students in Museum Studies and Museum Education programs

About the Workshop Facilitators
Missouri History Museum Staff
Sarah Sims manages K–12 education programs at the Missouri History Museum, where she plans and facilitates teacher professional development, develops and evaluates school programs, and leads the team of Museum educators who facilitate school programs. Her areas of interest are museum literacy, inquiry-based learning and teaching, and the connection between empathy and the museum experience. Her professional background spans both classroom teaching and informal education.

Forest Park Forever Staff
Jean Turney coordinates education at Forest Park Forever. In this role, she strengthens community ties with both formal and informal educators, highlighting the educational potential of this amazing urban park for students of all ages. In addition to designing and implementing programs on the environment, leadership, and service learning for students of all ages, Turney has also presented at various workshops and conferences. A former teacher of 28 years, Turney is also a Certified Interpretive Guide and Trainer through the National Association of Interpretation.

Museum Literacy and Methods in Museum Education is an annual professional development offering. Here’s what educators had to say about last year’s workshop:
“Great discussions, hands-on, serious engagement between facilitators and participants.”

“I have learned so much about accessing and building students’ prior knowledge and using artifacts to activate learning.”

“I feel much more comfortable using the Museum as a resource for my students.”

“The strategies shared were modeled in exemplary ways. They sparked ideas that can be transferred to the classroom.”

“I was opened to seeing exhibits and museums in ways that I never thought of before.”

When: Saturday, March 25 | 9am–3pm
Where: Throughout the Museum
How Much:$5 per person; FREE to MHM Members
Brochure: 2017 museum literacy and methods in museum ed.pdf
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