Reinventing Visitor Engagement through a Framework for Observing and Facilitating Learning

Friday, September 28, 2018: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Genomics Lab (Connecticut Science Center)
Session Leader:
Ron Skinner, Director of Education, MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Danielle Harlow, Associate Professor of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara

Build your capacity to advance visitors’ learning through their engagement with interactive science exhibits. Participants will learn how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science and engineering practices, learning progressions, and high-leverage facilitation strategies can help reinvent visitor engagement. Participants will work with an existing learning framework informed by NGSS practices, learning progressions, and observations of visitors. They will then build and test their own frameworks through observing and interacting with visitors and exhibits—and discover how to use the framework to select strategies likely to lead to more sophisticated visitor engagement. Preregistration required. Limited to 40 participants. Fee: $150 per person (includes breakfast and lunch).

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