Community Events + Resources

2023 Fall Writing Workshop: Practitioners as Scholars

| September 16, 2023 - 9:00–10:15 am PST / 12:00–1:15 pm EST

Registration for this event is now closed.

Through a series of three classes, participants will work with writer Joyce Young to draft a publishable article in the Journal of Museum Education. This workshop aims not only to workshop ideas but to draft a research article for possible submission to the Journal of Museum Education. The workshop will be free to those who are accepted. Please note registration is limited to 15 participants.

Classes will be an hour and fifteen minutes at 9 PST/12 EST on September 16, 23, and 30.

Come with your ideas, questions, desires, and hopes to publish for the Journal of Museum Education! Space is limited. Priority will be given to folks who have never published before. Applications are due by August 28th; applicants will be notified of their admission status by September 1st.

We encourage you to speak with your organization regarding how this workshop can be considered as part of your professional development.

Joyce Young has served as a writing teacher and mentor to elementary, secondary, college, and continuing education students for over 20 years. For six years, she taught Introduction to Academic Writing, Critical Thinking and Writing, Research Writing, Information Literacy, and Introduction to Philosophy at John F. Kennedy University(JFKU). And she served as a Writing Specialist in the JFKU Writing Center for 14 years. She has taught writing in museums, libraries, and community arts organizations. She is a former journalist and has worked as a writer for educational research projects, think tanks, media outlets, and non-profit organizations. She is the author of How It Happens, published by Nomadic Press in 2018. She writes poetry and non-fiction essays and is currently at work on a memoir. She has a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Smith College. In her spare time, she practices Yoga and T’ai Chi, hikes, and points her camera toward anything or anyone that interests her.

If you have questions, please get in touch with Andrea Kim Neighbors, [email protected]

Toronto Museum Educator Happy Hour

| August 2, 2023 - 5:30–7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

5:30–7:00 pm

Remarks at 6:00 pm

Location: Victory Cafe, 440 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Join board members from MER, publishers of the Journal of Museum Education, for an informal networking get-together. Limited space available. First drink is on the house!

RSVP: We ask that each individual planning to attend fill out this brief registration form. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]