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Distance Learning and Museums

  • Tuesday, February 03, 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • California Academy of Sciences, Board Room
  • 30


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If you missed the January 28 webinar with Anne Kraybill from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, view it on the Cultural Connections Google+ page or YouTube channel.

 Confirmed Speakers: 

Heather Holm, California PORTS Program Manager, 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 Content Producer, Mobile Interpretive Media at SFMOMA, after four years (2010-2014) as part of the Interpretation & Research team at MoMA, New York. During her time at MoMA, Stephanie collaborated with colleagues in the School & Teacher and Digital Learning teams to develop a wide variety of digital learning initiatives. She will speak about her work on MoMA Learning, an online learning resource for teachers and lifelong learners; her experience as a co-instructor for the Coursera MOOC “Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art”; and the development of “Art Hangs with MoMA Learning,” a series of education-minded Google+ Hangouts on Air.

Kathryn Danielson, Teacher Education Specialist at the Cal Academy. At the Academy, Kathryn develops professional learning experiences around inquiry-based science teaching, along with the Next Generation Science Standards, for preK-12 teachers and administrators. In addition, she developed educational supplements for the California Academy of Science’s Biodiversity course on the Khan Academy. Kathryn has both formal and informal classroom experience, having taught K through college-level science curricula.

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