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Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum

Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum

Note that there is a webcast for this event, which looks amazing.

*Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum*****

Join us on *Wednesday, June 20* for a Smithsonian Early Childhood Science
Education Research Forum. Events begin at 9:00 am. This forum is open to
all educators, administrators, research and under/graduate students that
are interested in Early Childhood Science Education in formal and informal
environments. *This is a free event but registration is required: Please
register at the link at the bottom of the page.*

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*Morning Presentation*

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9:00 am- 10:30 am –  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium*
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*Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL): Professional Development that
Impacts Adult and Child Learning in Physical Science
*Presenters:  Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Education Development Center (EDC),
Cindy Hoisington (EDC), Jeff Winokur (EDC), and Holly Harrick (Connecticut
Science Center)****

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Young children and science are a natural fit. In order to get the most out
of their science experiences however, young children need the support of
adults who can integrate science content and practices into children¹s
explorations. FSL is a comprehensive professional development program
designed to support science teaching and learning in the early years. In
this presentation we will describe the FSL program, present research-based
evidence of its impact, and share some compelling illustrations of what
young children¹s science inquiry and learning can look like when it is
facilitated by knowledgeable adults.  Holly Harrick from the Connecticut
Science Center will address the significance of the FSL approach to
informal learning environments.****

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The event will be webcasted on the National Air and Space Museum U-STREAM
Channel.****

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*Afternoon*

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11:30 am-12:30 pm ­ National Air and Space Museum, Briefing Room****

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After the forum, guests are invited to come to the National Air and Space
Museum Briefing Room for a lunchtime discussion of  the National Air and
Space Museum¹s Science in Pre-K program. From there, we will meet at the
National Museum of the American Indian for an afternoon of hands-on
workshops offered by the Education Development Center and Culture
Interpreters from the National Museum of the American Indian.****

*Workshops*

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**1:00 pm-3:00 pm ­ National Museum of the American Indian
Once you have registered, locations of the workshops will be sent to you
via email.****

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*Exploring Water with Young Children*

*Presenter: Jeff Winokur, EDC*

Water is a compelling material for young children to explore in both large
and small amounts. As a topic, it has the potential to engage them in
explorations over time and across settings and connect them to the ³big
ideas² in Physical Science. In this workshop, participants will engage in a
³minds-on² drops investigation. They will be introduced to the teaching
strategies and approaches used in the FSL professional development and
observe them in action during water explorations in an early childhood
classroom.****

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*Discovering Nature with Young Children*

*Presenter: Cindy Hoisington, EDC*

Nature explorations benefit children¹s physical, social-emotional, and
cognitive development.  When scaffolded by knowledgeable adults, plant and
animal investigations also have the potential to connect children to the
³big ideas² in Life Science. In this workshop participants will engage in a
³minds-on² small creatures investigation. They will be introduced to the
teaching strategies and approaches used in the FSL professional development
and observe them in action during animal explorations in an early childhood
classroom.****

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*Chesapeake Tour for Young Children*

*Presenter: Adrienne Smith, National Museum of the American Indian*

Native people have inhabited the Chesapeake region for thousands of years,
building their lives around local waterways and the abundance of plants and
animals found here. See how young **
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children can learn life sciences and culture through exploring a wetland,
touching objects made of cattails, and learning how local tribes, both past
and present, have cultivated meaningful relationships with their
surrounding environments.
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Great Plains Tipi Culture and Science for Young Children
Presenter: Mandy Foster

For Native people of the Great Plains life revolved around the bison.  They
followed their migrations throughout the year, lived in homes made from
their skins, and found over 100 ways to utilize the animal to support
themselves.  For the Lakota people, the bison is considered their closest
relative and the most generous of all beings because it gives its life for
their survival.  Experience how young children can learn about science and
material culture in how the bison was used, touch objects made from it, and
what life on the Great Plains was like over 100 years ago.

Presenter Bios

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, EDC, is Principal Investigator of Assessing Efficacy
of a Comprehensive Intervention in Physical Science on Head Start Teachers
and Children, an efficacy and replication study funded by the Institute of
Education Sciences (IES). She is leading teams researching a credit-bearing
professional development program in New York State as part of an early
childhood teacher quality grant. Findings support the effectiveness of the
professional development on teacher instruction and children¹s science
learning. In a newly-funded grant award from US Dept of Education, Nancy
and her team will be partnering with the Connecticut Science Center to
develop and test two new professional development programs in preschool
science focusing on nature and structures.

Cynthia Hoisington, EDC, directs projects aimed at getting children and
adults outdoors exploring together; helping teachers use educational
television to facilitate science learning; and supporting low literacy
families to scaffold children¹s language development through everyday
science explorations. She has customized science trainings for United Way
of Miami-Dade, University of Northern Iowa, National Education Association,
National Head Start Association, and the Iowa Department of Education, and
collaborated with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.  Currently,
Cindy is leading professional development programs in preschools in New
York and Westchester County as part of EDC¹s on-going research on early
childhood science.

Jeff Winokur, EDC, is noted for his work in preschool and elementary
science education, consulting with school districts and early childhood
programs about their science professional development. Connecting science
and literacy as a way to deepen students¹ science understanding is a key
feature interwoven into his work.   Jeff is a coauther of the Young
Scientist teacher guides and a lead contributor to EDC¹s preschool Water,
Structures, and Nature professional development projects.

Holly Harrick, MA, Connecticut Science Center (CSC), leads the development
and delivery of professional development programs at CSC.  Over the years,
Holly has been a driving force in CSC¹s  professional development outreach
to Connecticut¹s teachers. Currently, in partnership with EDC, CSC will be
expanding their professional development portfolio to include preschool
teachers in physical science, life science, and engineering initiatives.

Registration:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG0xUXN3R3BGUUI1WEJsTG5
mQ09aS3c6MQ

Webcast:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smithsonian-national-air-and-space-museum

Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture

The Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS have teamed up to produce a really interesting-looking report about “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.”

Go, download, and read it.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art 2012 Summer Study Courses

From the source:
2012 Summer Study Courses
Starting in June & July in New York Open for Enrollment www.sothebysinstitute.com/eflux-nysummer

Summer Study in New York includes 4-week, 2-week and 1-week courses in June and July that allow students to develop professional expertise, critical thinking skills, and enhanced knowledge of art and the international art market. The in-depth courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures, guest speaker interviews, and site visits led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty and leading practitioners in the field.

For more information and to reserve your place, visit our website: www.sothebysinstitute.com/eflux-nysummer

JUNE COURSES

Being a Curator in the 21st Century
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Discover which fundamental curatorial skills are now crucial to success, by examining today’s most influential curators, and seminal exhibitions, and analyzing how the ‘business’ of curating has evolved over the last two decades.

Fundamentals of Art Business
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Learn about specific tools for analyzing and creating business structures in the art world in this broad and engaging introduction to business principles as applied to the arts.

Impressionism to Now
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

In this intensive introduction to modern and contemporary art, students examine different movements, schools and the kinds of visual art-making practices that have proliferated since the late nineteenth century.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

This course provides an insider’s look at today’s vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, auction house, artist studio and collection visits.

The Art of Fashion
Dates: June 18–29 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Friday
Course Fee 1,650 USD

While recent debates over “luxury” have dominated the discussion of art and fashion, this course looks at the historical, geopolitical, and practical aspects of these inter-related fields.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: June 25–29 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee 1,350 USD

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets – New York.

JULY COURSES

Emerging Markets in the Global Art World
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Immerse yourself in contemporary art from emerging markets such as China, Korea, India, and the Middle East, and examine the dynamic developments in regions that lie beyond what was once neatly defined as “the West.”

Contemporary Art: Market Theory & Practice
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Analyze the business aspects of the market for contemporary art by examining the primary and secondary markets, theories regarding value attribution and fluctuation in performance, and innovative market practices.

How to Run a Gallery
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

What does it take to start and run a successful gallery? In this course students gain an overview of the gallery business, from initial funding and forming an artist roster, to exhibition planning and marketing strategies.

Art Marketing & Communications
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Examine the full range of marketing approaches visual arts businesses and organizations use to communicate about their activities, and build the reputation and credibility of their artists and their institutional brands.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 3:00pm–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Discover what’s happening now in the art world through this inside look at today’s vibrant contemporary art scene in New York, focusing primarily on cutting-edge work.

Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World
Dates: July 16–27 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Friday
Course Fee 1,650 USD

Gain an overview of important legal issues and cases in art, by exploring subjects such as copyright, moral rights of artists, and freedom of speech.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: July 23–27 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am–4:30pm Monday–Friday
Course Fee 1,350 USD

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets—New York.

For information on Summer Study in New York please contact Lori Kornegay, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Tel: 212.517.3929, email: publicprogramsNY@sothebysinstitute.com

If you can’t make it to New York this summer, consider Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Online, which offers intensive, custom-curated courses through a clean, simple e-learning interface specifically designed for our students. For more information, visit our website at www.sothebysinstitute.com/online <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=44308&N=2338&L=3301&F=H>  or email: online@sothebysinstitute.com

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
For more than forty years Sotheby’s Institute of Art has offered object-based, professionally-oriented education that draws creatively upon the resources of important art centers worldwide. At the Institute’s campuses in London and New York graduate-level programs and courses actively engage students in the dynamic international art world. Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers a variety of graduate programs, diplomas, semester courses, and summer study programs in London and New York. Applications are now accepted for entry in September 2012. www.sothebysinstitute.com

Art Museum Educator Seminar

Direct from the source:

August 5 -10 seminar with Rika Burnham in Chicago

This one-week summer seminar is designed for art museum educators who have
a special interest in gallery teaching.  TIME is hosted by the School of
the Art Institute in cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago and will
be held August 5­10, 2012.

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The TIME seminar proposes that a dialogical model of gallery teaching
provides unrivaled opportunities for people to see deeply and to think
together about works of art. TIME embodies the belief that good gallery
teaching helps visitors to find uniquely valuable pathways to the
experience and understanding of a museum¹s collections and special
exhibitions.****

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TIME includes the study of works of art in the Art Institute of Chicago,
discussion of the theory and practice of gallery teaching, a survey of the
literature and the history of teaching in American museums, and several
guest speakers. TIME is led by Rika Burnham, Head of Education at The Frick
Collection, and Elliott Kai-Kee, Education Specialist in charge of gallery
teaching at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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All mid-career museum educators with a demonstrated commitment to gallery
teaching are invited to apply. The* *deadline for applications is June 1,
2012. The application process is competitive: 15 candidates will be invited
to attend from the applicant pool. TIME is generously supported by the
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: course fees are waived for all selected
applicants; in addition, accommodations and selected meals are provided
free of charge by SAIC.

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For more information about TIME please see the description and application
information on the Web site of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
at www.saic.edu/teacherprograms. Questions? E-mail us at: time@saic.edu.

Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Summit

Something about the idea of emergency preparedness appeals to the obsessively organized part of me. Do you feel the same? If so, you might want to check out this upcoming meeting.

New England Regional Summit

Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Institutions

COSTEP MA is pleased to announce a second summit meeting for the New England statewide emergency preparedness organizations representing cultural organizations. These organizations include Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness (COSTEPs) and Alliance for Response groups in the region.

This meeting is open to the public and anyone interesting in learning more about emergency and disaster preparedness in their state is encouraged to attend.

·       Date: Friday, March 23, 2012

·       Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

·       Location: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Room 136, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

·       RSVP: By March 9, 2012 to Veronica Martzahl at veronica.martzahl@tufts.edu

Current Agenda:

  • Local Reports from statewide groups
  • Update on HMGP grant (awarded and upcoming opportunities)
  • Outreach to regional professional organizations (NEMA, NEA, NELA)
  • New England Regional IPER roll-out
  • FEMA National Disaster Recovery Framework Stakeholder Forum review

Additional agenda items should be sent to Veronica Martzahl at veronica.martzahl@tufts.edu.

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