Making Connections with Museums
(this is the same workshop offered in April, we are offering one more section at this time, space is very limited)
Two hours of graduate credit FREE!
Available to Teams of Ohio K-12 Educators
Offered by the Kent State School of Library & Information Science
Dr. Carolyn S. Brodie and Dr. Greg Byerly are offering online workshops this spring through a $622,816 grant, Museums, Libraries, and K-12 School Libraries and Teachers – making connections, from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
The online workshop will focus on teacher-school librarian collaboration and is designed to help teachers and school librarians become aware of the resources and services offered by local museums and historical societies, as well as web-based resources available from museums around the world.
Participants will receive 2-hours graduate credit from the Kent State School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) after satisfactorily participating in the workshop and completing required exercises and assignments.
The workshop will begin Monday, May 24th, and conclude Monday, June 28th. The content of the workshop will be presented via asynchronous video by Dr.s Brodie and Byerly. In terms of time required, the video lectures will total approximately 6-8 hours over the four-week period. There will be exercises to be completed as part of these content video lectures. Each participant will also be expected to visit a museum or historical society and complete a related assignment. Participants will spend a substantial amount of time working together as a team. Each participant will complete a pathfinder as part of a unit in conjunction with their team.
There are no scheduled times of participation. The videos can be viewed at any time. While there will be due dates for exercises, they can be completed at any time prior to those dates. Workshop students will be assigned to discussion groups and expected to participate regularly, but there will be no synchronous sessions.
The workshop will provide an introduction to museums, including an overview of the various types of museums (history, natural history, art, science, and botanical gardens and zoos). It will also emphasize the educational role of museums and the resources that are available from local museums, historical societies, and archives in Ohio.
Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of Riches, Rivals & Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America ($42 value), published by the American Association of Museums in 2006. Reviewers found this book to be “highly illustrated, exhaustively researched, and eminently readable,” as well as “coffee-table beautiful.” There will be required reading assignments from this text.
RULES & INSTRUCTIONS
(1) An application (see below) must be submitted by May 14th, 2010. Please note: The workshops may fill before the deadline date, if interested in attending please submit your application as soon as possible.
(2) Participants must be part of a team. A team must consist of one school librarian and either one or two teachers in the same building. A district can submit applications for no more than two teams, but there can be no overlap of people between teams.
(3) Participant teams will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of an acceptable application. Once an application is accepted each member will submit a registration form (explained below in #6).
(4) It is anticipated that 12-15 teams will be selected from around Ohio.
(5) Selected teams will be notified beginning May 17th. All teams will be notified by May 19th.
(6) Each team member will be responsible for completing their own official university workshop registration form. Please note: the registration and application (described in #3 above), are two different forms. Further information will be included in the notification of acceptance.
(7) These workshops complement and expand the workshops which were offered around Ohio in spring 2007 and 2009. Anyone who took one of those workshops can also apply for these workshops.
The school librarian, as the designated team leader, must submit the application for the team. The following information must be included:
1. Names and email addresses of all team members, with job titles
2. Phone number for the Team Leader (i.e., the librarian)
3. Name of school district and the building name
4. Mailing address of the school (to receive copies of the book)
5. Partnership Description
Briefly (200 words maximum) describe why your team came together and, more specifically, what you hope to accomplish by completing this workshop, both individually and as a team. Since the final project will be a unit of instruction using the two or three pathfinders developed, explain your tentative idea for a topic or theme that your team would plan and develop, if accepted into the workshop. Projects can be as broad as art history or as specific as Claude Monet. Indicate subject level and grade level.
Submit your team application to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 14th. Reminder: The workshop may fill before this date, please register early.
Contact: Michelle Baldini email@example.com
Michelle Baldini, MLS
Grant Coordinator, SLIS/ILILEwww.ilile.org