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Team-Based Inquiry Training Videos

This series of films is part of the NISE Network's "Team-Based Inquiry" professional development package. TBI is an approach to empowering professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, in order to improve their products and practices and create successful educational experiences. These materials were designed to support museum practitioners in learning about and using TBI in their own institutions and practice.

Team-Based Inquiry Guide

Team-based inquiry (TBI) is a practical approach to empowering education professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, to improve their products and practices and, ultimately, more effectively engage public and professional audiences. The TBI process involves an ongoing cycle of inquiry: question, investigate, reflect, and improve. This guide explains each step of the TBI process and features ways TBI has been used in the NISE Network to improve educational experiences and professional practice.

Nano and Society Training Materials

Staff training materials for Nano & Society workshop. The workshop focused on preparing museum educators to engage the public in conversations about the relationship between nanotechnology and society. Workshop participants learned new hands-on activities, full-length programs, and ideas for facilitating visitor experiences in the Nano mini-exhibition. The workshop provided specific training and skill-building in nano and society content, conversation facilitation, and improving and learning from professional practice (Team Based Inquiry).

Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum Planning & Implementation Guide

This Guide provides information and resources for planning and hosting a Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum for early career researchers that will enhance their science communication skills, engage their interest in education and outreach, and prepare them for providing effective and rewarding education outreach experiences. An updated version (v 4.0) of the guide and materials was posted in April 2016. Contact nano@mos.org with questions/comments.

Sustainability Training Materials

These materials will help prepare staff, volunteers, and collaborators for your SustainABLE event. The orientation PowerPoint presentation will introduce educators to the Sustainability in Science Museums project and the SustainABLE programming, and then walk through key concepts for engaging the public in sustainability, the SustainABLE activities, and additional available resources. Included with the presentation—in a separate pdf—are notes for the presenter.

Team Based Inquiry (TBI) Cohort (2015) organizations describe their evaluation capacity-building projects

In 2015, the Network provided an in-depth professional development training to 18 staff from 9 institutions within the network to fully learn and practice Team-Based Inquiry (TBI). Through this process, individuals learned and practiced TBI, conducted TBI on their mini-grant projects, implemented changes to their mini-grant projects, and wrote reports and presentations on their experience. The videos below are the institutions' presentations to the cohort about their own projects.

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