Find information about upcoming Alliance online programs below. Information about local "Watch and Talk" events are available on the individual program pages.
An EdComVersation Online Discussion
Thursday, January 19, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. (ET)
The result of any US presidential election is always met with mixed reaction and opinion on candidates, policy, process and direction. But the recent election also reflects a widening divide in the viewpoints, aspirations, beliefs and values among Americans, and people around the globe. How are US museums, museum educators and other colleagues dealing with the election results? What does it mean for museums and our evolving role in society? Join EdCom and your peers for a lively online talk-show discussion as we tackle these questions and more.
Live 90-minute webinar An EdComVersation Online Discussion
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Evaluation, assessment, and reflection are essential for the success of volunteers and vitality of a museum volunteer program. In this webinar, volunteer managers will explore how assessment processes are incorporated into the volunteer programs at three museums, and will discuss how a related innovative strategy of peer coaching has recently been launched at one organization in an effort to emphasize reflective practice. Particular challenges such as easing veteran volunteers into a new protocol, how to incorporate evaluation and re-training into a well-established program, how managers address diverse opinions and reactions to evaluation, and how to handle an evaluation that is less than glowing will also be discussed. Explored strategies will be relative to small, mid-sized, and large museums.
February 16, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. (ET)
In 1990 when the Committee on Education (EdCom) first published its Statement on Professional Standards for Museum Education it was at the forefront of reexamining issues critical to museum education. In 2002, EdCom released (and revised in 2005) Excellence in Practice: Museum Education Principles and Standards, which combined key concepts of the 1990 standards with (then) current directions in best practice. What has changed in the 15 years since its publication? How has the document impacted the field? How do the principles and standards hold up over time? In what way would the document be different if it was written today? Join EdCom and your peers for a lively online talk-show discussion with two of the educators involved in the original development of Excellence in Practice as we tackle these questions and more. Attendees are encouraged to read Excellence in Practice prior to attending this program.
With over 70 programs to choose from, our recorded webinars cover a range of topics, and offer an affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunity for you, your staff and your colleagues. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials. Programs originally produced after 2009 feature closed-captioning.
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