Ignite Sessions Experimenting with Interpretation in a Museums Experiential Learning Course Ten ways to Build a Network of Teacher Advocates
Experimenting with Interpretation in a Museums Experiential Learning Course Jordan Baker, Part-Time Faculty, Nipissing University & THEMUSEUM Part of the Ignite Sessions, Friday, 11:00-11:15 This session details the Nipissing University History Department’s Museums and Public History experiential learning course, in which students worked at one of four local museums around North Bay. Learning how and why interpretation is used was central to the course, as students experienced concepts of tourism, engagement, and fun, all while integrating these with the standard humanities approach to critical thinking. Ten Ways to Build a Network of Teacher Advocates Meredith Leonard, Halton Region Heritage Services Part of the Ignite Sessions, Friday, 11:00-11:15 How do museums build a network of teacher advocates? Staff from Heritage Services have undertaken to answer this question by building a collaborative network of supportive teachers centred on our Partners in Time in-class school program. Discover our top ten takeaways from this process and how you can build your own teacher network.