Since starting Cabinet of Curiosities I’ve had a lot of “firsts.” I’ve been published, started teaching science classes, been a guest lecturer and given docent trainings. This month, I had another new adventure…moderating a Google Hangout on young children in museums!
The National Arts Educators Association has a Museum Education division that does a variety of “Peer2Peer” professional development opportunities, including monthly Google Hangouts on a variety of topics. This month we got to spend the whole hour talking about how museums can engage and teach young children and support their caregivers.
It was an awesome group of educators, we planned meticulously and…if I do say so myself….it shows. The conversation was great and there were some really thoughtful questions from the “audience.”
Luckily, for those of you that missed it, you can still watch! The entire Google Hangout is archived here and the message board is still active if you want to post questions. There is also a list of resources that we pulled together and will be adding to.
Let me know if you watched it and found it useful! We’d love to do more Hangouts around this theme, so keep us posted on what you’d like to discuss!