Hello fellow educators! Welcome to the “EduKate with Museums” blog.
Over the years, I have become a huge advocate for the importance of informal learning centers. Museums and cultural institutions are an amazing way to complement a curriculum, spark new thought, and generally excite students about learning. The partnership between schools and these institutions isn’t always what it should be however, and sometimes navigating the resources available to teachers can be like finding your way out of a labyrinth.
I have worked in both museum education departments and as an elementary school teacher. Those experiences have given me some interesting perspectives on what museum educators and teachers need to know in order to give classes the best experience possible at their institutions. There is so much that both groups have to offer and not enough communication between them!
I hope that this blog will eventually become a community for teachers and museum educators alike to share resources and experiences and provide valuable information about teaching and learning in Informal Settings.
I am currently finishing up my MSed at Bank Street College of Education with a specialization in Museum Education and certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). I have taught programs in museums to everyone from early childhood to high school and am responsible for producing teacher resources across the developmental span.
Feel free to contact me at any time at EduKateMuseums@gmail.com!