The following list includes webinars and online courses discussing a variety of topics that could benefit our partners! Know of any opportunities that are not listed but should be? Let us know! Contact Youth and Education Coordinator Lexi Ray.


 


SEPTEMBER 2018

Webinar 
Spark Positive Action Through Social Media 
National Association for Interpretation 
S
eptember 11
1pm EASTERN 

Social media allow us to instantaneously share information with a wide audience. When it comes to environmental conservation issues, many of those messages can contribute to an audience’s ecophobia. Learn how the Chicago Zoological Society’s “Carlita the Candid Croc” uses social media to spark hope and positive environmental action.
Yvette Méndez is an Interpretive Programs Coordinator/Social Media at the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. She holds a CIG and CIGT and has been working as a front-line interpreter since 2009. Yvette has been exploring interpretation through social media since 2014.

Webinar 
Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources 
Connecting to Collections Care 

September 13
2-3:30pm EASTERN 

How do you find good information on the care of collections? A lot of materials are available, ranging from printed books and articles to online resources and DVDs, but not all of it is reliable or valid. This webinar will help you learn to separate wheat from chaff when looking for guidance on better collections care. Print, online, and other resources will be reviewed, recommendations made for essential references for registrars and collections care specialists, and help provided for developing a useful list of search terms to use when looking for information. In addition, guidance will be provided for connecting to local, regional, national, and international collections care colleagues and communities.

Online Course 
Leadership and Administration in History Organizations
American Association for State and Local History
September 17 - November 12

History museum leadership is more complex and demanding than ever before, requiring updated and innovative ways to meet mission and keep organizations healthy. Thoughtful, intentional museum administration and leadership matters, regardless of the size or focus of your organization. Administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. This online course covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership.

Webinar 
Fostering A Growth Mindset In Interpretation 
National Association for Interpretation

September 25
1pm EASTERN 

Today’s interpreters need to be open to new approaches and ideas. This means having a “growth mindset”, i.e., believing hard work, good strategies and input from others are keys to success. Join Dr. Jacquie Gilson for this interactive webinar as she shares the basics of “fixed” versus “growth” mindsets and her experiences with “up, down and all around” feedback with interpreters. We’ll also talk about fostering a growth mindset through using inspiration as a foundation, dialogic interpretation and audience-centered programming.

Jacquie has been actively involved in interpretation and environmental education for 30 years and has worked at the national, provincial, municipal and non-profit levels. She recently completed her doctorate in social sciences with research focused on the role of inspiration in interpretation. For the last six years she has been an Interpretation Coordinator for Parks Canada in the beautiful Canadian rocky mountains. 

 

 OCTOBER 2018



Online Course 
Museum Education and Outreach 
American Association for State and Local History
October 8 - December 3

At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.

Online Course
Project Management for History Professionals
American Association for State and Local History
October 15 - November 9

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

Online Course
Basics of Archives
American Association for State and Local History

October 15- November 16
The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices.


Online Course 
Developing Exhibitions (Two Part Course)
American Association for State and Local History

October 22, 2018 - March 15, 2019

This two-part class is about how to put together an exhibition, from deciding what it will be about and why, to gathering, creating and arranging all the elements for visitors. You’ll learn a lot from your classmates – from their own experiences and from the resources that they share with all of us. And you’ll learn the best way: by doing – you will develop an actual exhibit over the course of the class. Both parts of this course must be taken in order to receive a certificate of completion and fulfill the requirements of the Small Museum Pro! series.
DATES: Part 1: October 22 – December 17, 2018; Part 2: January 22 – March 15, 2019

Webinar 
Controversy: Addressing Sensitive Subjects in Non-Personal Interpretation
National Association for Interpretation 

October 30
1pm EASTERN

Whether it’s an uncomfortable historic event or a hot button political issue, addressing controversial topics in signage, publications, and online can be even more difficult than face-to-face. With a limited number of characters to interpret a topic that inflames passions, how can you be succinct, thoughtful, and respectful?
Ray is the Curator at Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA and has spent the last decade working as in interpreter for the National Park Service and several non-profit museums. With extensive experience drafting and designing waysides, museum/VC exhibits, web and social media content, and publications, Ray has interpreted everything from wolves to ice cream. Both of which were controversial.
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