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What's the Buzz about Learning Frameworks? Findings from the Children's Museum Research Network

Tuesday, September 26 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

The buzz continues about learning frameworks and their power to provide a cohesive underpinning for a museum's educational work. Join this webinar to learn more about the study on learning frameworks conducted by the Children's Museum Research Network. Presenters will start with an overview of both the Research Network and the themes that emerged from the study. Definitions, examples, and how learning frameworks are actualized in the museum setting will be discussed. Whether your museum has a learning framework in place, or just starting to develop one, this webinar will provide new insight into this important organizational guide.

Speakers
Nicole Rivera, EdD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, North Central College
Susan Foutz, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Alix Tonsgard, Early Childhood Specialist, DuPage Children's Museum

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Creating Spaces to Foster Creativity and Innovation

Tuesday, October 31 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Museum professionals want to provide opportunities for visitors to be innovative and creative. But how can spaces be designed that are both functional and inspiring? This webinar focuses on the elements that go into successful creative environments: ones that foster innovation while also being practical for those working in and managing the spaces. Research findings from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on innovatve environments will be shared, as well as how the lessons learned from inventors and innovators can be applied to a museum setting.

Speaker
Tricia Edwards, Head of Education, Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

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Measuring Social Impact

Tuesday, December 19 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

It has become increasingly important for informal learning institutions to demostrate the impact they have within their communities. Join this webinar to learn new practices for measuring social impact, including working with partners, measurement how-tos, simple research methods, and working with policy makers, funders, and other key stakeholders.

Speakers
Stephen Ashton, PhD, Director of Audience Research and Development, Thanksgiving Point
Kari Ross Nelson, Research and Evaluation, Thankgiving Point

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Starting Small: Launching a Museum and University Partnership

Tuesday, January 30 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Best of InterActivity 2017: Many museum professional want to collaborate with university researchers, and vice versa. But how do you start, especially if your work in a small, mid-sized, or newer museum? How do you ensure that the partnership is mutually beneficial? Join this webinar to learn replicable strategies from a partnership between the Children's Museum of Tucson and the University of Arizona. Take aways include first steps that can be taken to develop such collaborations.

Speakers
Cecile McKee, PhD, Research, Discovery, and Innovation Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Arizona
Autumn Rentmeester, Director of Development and Operations, Children's Museum Tucson/Oro Valley
Elly Zimmer, Research Affiliate, University of Arizona

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