Select EdComversations are recorded and made available as resources for AAM members. We hope you will find them useful.
Changemaking and Museums for Civic Learning
Civic learning is about nurturing our shared civic imagination and restoring our community fabric—endeavors that are more important than ever. We believe that museums have everything to offer and a great deal to learn as part of this renewal. What must we do to make sure museums, historic sites and other cultural institutions are a part of these crucial conversations? Watch this dynamic conversation which explores these topics. This program took place as part of the EdComversation series, hosted by EdCom, a professional network of AAM.
Integrating Civic Learning Across Museum Education
For years, museums have wondered how to be more relevant and to embrace our identities as civic institutions. At a time when multiple pandemics and crises of governance face the country and the world, it is imperative that we do so, but how? The Educating for American Democracy roadmap provides a helpful set of tools to enter into conversation with school districts and civics practitioners, articulating what could be a common language of themes, design challenges, and inquiry, and this EdComversation introduces the EAD Roadmap and begins to explore how best to build on their work to achieve our civic goals. This presentation was hosted by American Alliance of Museums’ Education Professional Network (EdCom) on September 9, 2021.