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Distance Learning and Museums

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online webinar. Registrants will receive access information by mid-January.


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Take a deep dive into distance learning with Cultural Connections this Winter 2015. Engage in a two-part discussion about how museums are using distance learning to reach audiences.

Webinar Details

On January 28 we will kick off with a webinar to provide a national vantage point. Anne Kraybill of Crystal Bridges Art Museum will be the guest speaker. She will share her museum’s experience with distance learning as well as the experiences of others as she prepares for the 2nd AAM Distance Learning Summer Summit in 2015.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST
  •  Access: Registrants will receive access information by mid-January
  • Cost: Free for members and the public
  • The webinar will be available for viewing on Cultural Connections YouTube channel.

Onsite Program Details 

On February 3, join us for a follow-up discussion at the Cal Academy. Hear from Bay Area speakers about their experiences, misconceptions and successes with powerful examples of 21st century learning and audience engagement.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (check-in starts at 3:30 PM)
  • Location: California Academy of Sciences, Board Room (use the Research entrance at the back of the building at 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive)
  • Cost: $15 for non-members; free for Cultural Connections members

Comps for the Cal Academy will be available (first come, first served)

Confirmed Speakers

Heather Holm, California PORTS Program Coordinator, will discuss the highly acclaimed and award winning virtual fieldtrip model created by the California State Parks Services. Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Distance Learning Program. Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS™) is a distance learning program that connects K-12 public school students in their classroom to a California State Park interpreter through interactive videoconferencing for an engaging educational program on California’s rich natural and cultural resources.

Karen Wilkinson, Director, Tinkering Studio, Exploratorium, will share her experiences developing the Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course for an online distance learning giant, Coursera. Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free and has begun a new initiative of partnering with informal institutions such as MOMA, Exploratorium, and a handful of others.

Stephanie Pau, currently back in the Bay Area as a Content Producer, SFMOMA will talk about her work at MOMA in Digital Learning and School & Teacher Programs. The first is the development of MoMA Learning, an online learning resource for teachers and lifelong learners. One is the development of “ArtHangs with MoMA Learning,” a series of education-minded Google+ Hangouts on Air.

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