Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions
|February 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm||Deadline for early registration discount|
This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits focusing on active learning at different kinds of history organizations.
Seasoned educators direct conversations about museum education and what it is museum educators do.
Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will learn about audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs.
Participants will leave the workshop with information and materials they can take back to their organizations to adapt and use!
The themes of this workshop are based on the recent publication The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques, coauthored by one of the workshop instructors.
A copy of this must-have education manual is included in the workshop registration.
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is ideally suited for staff (first-time museum educators, tour guides, volunteer managers, and mid-career professionals), museum studies students, or dedicated volunteers working in all types of museums who are given the responsibility of education and public programming.