These panel discussions hosted by the American Alliance of Museums’ Education Professional Network (EdCom) focus on topics raised in a specific issue or article from the Journal of Museum Education (JME).

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How do I get published? A Practical Guide for Museum Educators

Join the conversation from NAEA about the role of publishing in museum education. We’ll address the following and additional questions from viewers: Where can I publish? What are the steps to publish? How do I make time to publish?   Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Museum Education, Cynthia Robinson, is a guest speaker.

Distance Learning

This EdCom Virtual Book Club via Google+ Hangout will explore health and wellness programs at our institutions, and the opportunities for collaboration with community partners. Drawing from the Journal of Museum Education (JME) issue 41.2, this lively online conversation will address the role, and impact, of museums in enhancing the health of their visitors.

EdCom Virtual Book Chat: Evaluation in our Practice

This EdCom Virtual Book Club via Google Hangouts will draw from issue 40.1 of the Journal of Museum Education, and focus on using evaluation in our practice. Join Lynn Dierking, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education and Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice STEM Learning at Oregon State University, Joy Kubarek, Sandor at the Shedd Aquarium, and Laureen Trainer, an independent evaluator, for an on-air discussion about the role of evaluation in our work. Participants can take part in a lively online conversation moderated in the chat box.

EdCom Virtual Chat: Intentionality and the 21st Century Museum

Connect with colleagues and discuss what’s going on in the field! Join EdCom for a virtual chat via Google Hangout to reflect together on the article “Intentionality and the 21st Century Museum” hot off the press from issue 39.2 of the Journal of Museum Education. This reading provides opportunities for museums to consider relevance, creativity, collaboration, risk-taking and community. Guest editors from the Columbus Museum of Art and colleagues from the Museum Education Roundtable will engage in a lively conversation designed to encourage EdCom members to think “outside of the box,” try new things and grow as professionals.