Program Schedule

Current Program:

Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 4:30–6:00 pm
Title:Distance Learning and Museums
Location:California Academy of Sciences, Board Room, 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive, Golden Gate Park
Cost:$15 for non-members; free for Cultural Connections members

Join us for a discussion at the Cal Academy. Hear from Bay Area speakers about their experiences, misconceptions and successes with powerful examples of 21st century learning and audience engagement.

Onsite Program Details:

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (check-in starts at 3:30 PM)
Location: California Academy of Sciences, Board Room
(use the Research entrance at the back of the building at 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive)
Cost: $15 for non-members; free for Cultural Connections members
Comps for the Cal Academy will be available on a first-come, first-served basis
Directions and Parking:

Confirmed Speakers:

Heather Holm, Program Coordinator, Northern California, will discuss the highly acclaimed and award winning virtual fieldtrip model created by the California State Parks Services. Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Distance Learning Program. Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS™) is a distance learning program that connects K-12 public school students in their classroom to a California State Park interpreter through interactive videoconferencing for an engaging educational program on California’s rich natural and cultural resources.

Karen Wilkinson, Director, Tinkering Studio, Exploratorium, will share her experiences developing the Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course for an online distance learning giant, Coursera. Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free and has begun a new initiative of partnering with informal institutions such as MOMA, Exploratorium, and a handful of others.

Stephanie Pau, currently back in the Bay Area as Content Producer, Mobile Interpretive Media at SFMOMA, after four years (2010-2014) as part of the Interpretation & Research team at MoMA, New York. During her time at MoMA, Stephanie collaborated with colleagues in the School & Teacher and Digital Learning teams to develop a wide variety of digital learning initiatives. She will speak about her work on MoMA Learning, an online learning resource for teachers and lifelong learners; her experience as a co-instructor for the Coursera MOOC “Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art”; and the development of “Art Hangs with MoMA Learning,” a series of education-minded Google+ Hangouts on Air.

Kathryn Danielson, Teacher Education Specialist at the Cal Academy. At the Academy, Kathryn develops professional learning experiences around inquiry-based science teaching, along with the Next Generation Science Standards, for preK-12 teachers and administrators. In addition, she developed educational supplements for the California Academy of Science’s Biodiversity course on the Khan Academy. Kathryn has both formal and informal classroom experience, having taught K through college-level science curricula.