Community Events + Resources

Practitioners as Scholars: 2021 Summer Writing Workshop

| July 7, 2021 - Applications due June 28

Through a series of 3 classes, participants will work with writer Joyce Young to draft a publishable article in the Journal of Museum Education. The goal of this workshop is to not only 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 10 participants.

Classes will be an hour and fifteen minutes at 9 PST/12 EST on July 7, July 21, and August 4.

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 due by June 28; applicants will be notified of their admission status by June 28.

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. She taught Introduction to Academic Writing, Critical Thinking and Writing, Research Writing, Information Literacy, and Introduction to Philosophy at John F. Kennedy University(JFKU) for 6 years. 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, non-fiction essays, and is currently at work on a novel. She has a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and a Bachelor’s degree 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.

August Forum: Museums as Partners in Racial Equity Work

| August 6, 2019 - 10am-12pm

Join the Museum Education Roundtable at Innovation Hall in St Louis for MER’s annual August Forum.

This panel discussion followed by a roundtable working session will feature St. Louis thought leaders and changemakers. Together we will explore what role museums can play in collaborating to work towards racial equity.