On Thursday, October 1, the Royall House & Slave Quarters is having an event at Tufts featuring a living history interpreter. Actress Tammy Denease will be performing a narrative inspired by the life of Belinda Sutton, a woman enslaved by the Royall family who later successfully petitioned the state for a pension after being freed.
Stop by the Crane Room on Tufts’s Medford campus from 6:00-7:00 to listen this important part of history.
This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Tufts University & The Royall House and Slave Quarters Museum, Medford MA
For years Tufts Technology Services held a small number of monthly licenses to Lynda.com—an encyclopedic self-paced digital learning library. Now the entire Tufts community has unlimited access to this robust technical training library with just their Tufts username and password.
One of my favorite things about Tufts is finding out about all of the resources we have access to as graduate students. Both on-campus and online, our student status opens the door to far more tools and opportunities than we have time to utilize. As you make priorities for this school year, I encourage you to check out the new access we all have to Lynda.com.
One example of the site’s usefulness is a course I am working through called Instructional Design Essentials. In the segment “Getting to Know the Subject Matter Expert,” Lynda.com provides segmented video instruction regarding best practices of collaboration between content experts and educators, and also guides students through each stage of the process, from preparing for the kick-off meeting through wrapping up the final deliverables. It even includes pre- and post-content quizzes and downloadable charts and outlines ready to be customized to a specific project.
Already an instructional design pro? What about Google Analytics, Photoshop, HTML, or Project Management? Take time now to pick a few playlists that specifically connect to your own 3-6 month goals and schedule in this personal development time.
What tools are you most excited to learn?
Alternatively, if you have trained with Lynda.com or a similar site, do you have any tips for making the most of these resources?
Next Thursday, October 1, the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable (GBMER) is hosting a “working lunch” at the Concord Museum to talk about green practices in museums and how educators can get involved in the topic. The discussion will be led by Sarah Sutton, author of The Green Museum and Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums.
The program will run from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, and requires an RSVP. For more information, check out the graphic below from the GBMER, or check out their facebook page.
If you’re looking for something fun to do, or have been putting of a museum because it’s too expensive, here’s your chance! This Saturday, September 26, is Museums Day Live, when many museums offer free admission for you and a guest when you show your “ticket” (sign up for an account at Smithsonian magazine).
Here is more information from BostonCentral.com:
“In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.”
For more information, click here. For a map of participating museums (including museums outside of Boston) click here.