Category: Professional Development
Published: Jan 20 2017 12:00AM
Teaching with the Smithsonian Learning Lab:
Interdisciplinary Workshop and Networking Event
Friday, February 3, 2017, 2 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
Teaching with the Smithsonian Learning Lab: Interdisciplinary Workshop and Networking is a hands-on workshop for college faculty from all disciplines to introduce them to the new Smithsonian Learning Lab educational platform and build skills and confidence in using Learning Lab collections and resources in both face to face and online courses.
It is also a networking event--designed to bring together faculty, staff and librarians from a variety of local colleges and universities to Montgomery College--to learn, share ideas and build friendships. Please share information about this workshop with friends and colleagues from other area schools. We will serve a light supper.
Workshop Participants Will:
-establish an account with the Smithsonian Learning Lab; learn to search collections and use the LL tools;
-build their own Learning Lab collection and consider how you may incorporate collections into new or existing assignments;
-hear from faculty representing a number of disciplines about how they are using the Learning Lab in their classes;
- hear about how Montgomery College faculty integrate museum learning into classes, across the disciplines; and
-enjoy meeting faculty, staff and librarians from other colleges and universities who share interests in novel technologies and teaching techniques.
--Sara Bachman Ducey, M.S. / M.P.H., Collegewide Chair for Integrative Learning, Montgomery College
--Jamie Gillan, M.A. Professor of English, Montgomery College
--Ken Jassie, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, Montgomery College
--Virginia Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Montgomery College
--Stephanie Norby, Director, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
--Tess Porter, B.A. / B.A., Educational Technologist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
--Philippa Rappoport, Ph.D., Community Engagement Programs Manager, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
--Amy Shell-Gellasch, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Montgomery College
Important Technical Details. BRING YOUR OWN Laptop or Tablet that uses CHROME. We have found that Internet Explorer does not support the Learning Lab well. The workshop includes a hands-on demonstration and "exploration time" working with the Smithsonian Learning Lab and other digital resources. Charge your devices fully before arriving, and be sure you know how to turn on your Wi-Fi.
Attendance is free, but RSVP is required.
RSVP Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Enrollment is limited by room size. This workshop will fill quickly.
Event Sponsors: This workshop is sponsored by the E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ELITE), Integrative Learning @ Montgomery College and the Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College with support from the Montgomery College Foundation.