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Association of Children's Museums (ACM) Interactivity 2018

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Raleigh, NC
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NISE Network breakfast

  • NISE Network breakfast
    Friday, May 18, 7:30am-8:45am

    Sheraton Raleigh, Governors Ballroom
    421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Please join us for a free breakfast and an update on NISE Network opportunities and conversation with fellow network members; no need to RSVP

  • Download Slides (PPTX)

 

  • ACM Networking Breakfast
    Wednesday May 16th 7:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. ACM Networking Breakfast 


Marketplace - Exhibit Hall

The NISE Network will have a booth in the exhibit hall featuring the information and activities.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m
  • Location: booth #31

Concurrent Professional Development Sessions

The NISE Network activities and information about engaging the public will be included in the following sessions:

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 -  10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
    STEM Gaming in Museums – Making the Right Moves 
    Are you interested in adding fun gaming experiences to your museum that help visitors explore STEM topics, but not sure where to start? Learn about successful STEM gaming examples from a full range of museums and materials, and hear what works. Card games, board games, full-body games, social games, and digital games all can be great tools to learn about STEM topics, dive into the design process, and reinforce critical thinking skills. Final round: using the tips of game designers in the room, you and your fellow attendees will be challenged to create a new game on a current STEM topic.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 -  2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. (Part 1) 
    Best Program Ever! Tools and Techniques to Create Great Programs, Part 1 
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (Part 2)

    Best Program Ever! Tools and Techniques to Create Great Programs, Part 2 
    Part two of a double session that provides an overview of effective practices in educational program development, delivery, and evaluation. Attending Part 1 is highly recommended, but all attendees are welcome.
    This high-energy, hands-on double session provides an overview of effective practices in educational program development, delivery, and evaluation. Participants will work in small groups to share their experience and improve their skills. The sessions, appropriate for educators at different stages of their careers, will encourage collaboration among participants. Participants will also receive ready-to-use resources (both printed and online) to take home, including tools and guides for program development, peer review, presentation skills, universal design, and iterative formative evaluation. Part 2 is scheduled from 3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Part two of a double session that provides an overview of effective practices in educational program development, delivery, and evaluation. Attending Part 1 is highly recommended, but all attendees are welcome.
    • Ali Jackson, Sciencenter (moderator)

    • Rae Ostman, PhD, Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning, Arizona State University

    • Stephanie Long, Science Museum of Minnesota

    • Nora Thompson, Port Discovery Children’s Museum

    • Brad Herring, Museum of Life + Science

    • Download Slides (PDF) - Part 1

    • Download Slides (PDF) - Part 2

 

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
    Bringing Science Experts into Your Museum – Why, How, and Wow! 
    In this lively session, we’ll focus on why and how to bring science experts into your museum to inspire young children and families to become passionate about STEM and the world around them! We’ll give you strategies and tools for making the experience successful for you, the experts, young children, and their families. Presenters will share their experiences and preparation tools for amateur astronomers, volunteers, college student chapters, chemists, astronauts, and more!
    • Catherine McCarthy, PhD, Science Museum of Minnesota (moderator)
    • Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter
    • Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
    • Becky Wolfe, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
    • Celeste Kathleen, Marbles Kids Museum
    • Download Slides (PPTX) 
    • Session resources handouts (DOCX)

 

Attached Files
Attachment Size
acm2018_bringing_scientist_experts_why_how_wow_5-16-18_merged_slides_v2.pptx 10.78 MB
bringing_scientist_experts_-_nise_network_volunteer_resources_handouts_5-4-18_catherinemccarthy.docx 122.98 KB
acm_best_program_ever_session_slides_part_1_2018-05-17.pdf 2.18 MB
acm_best_program_ever_session_slides_part_2_2018-05-17.pdf 768.98 KB
acm_2018_stem_gaming_in_museums_-_slides.pdf 2.15 MB
nise_net_acm_2018_breakfast_2018-05-18.pptx 6.48 MB

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