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Category: Professional Development

Published: 2017-09-07 00:00:01.000

Please join us for the Teaching with the Smithsonian Learning Lab: Interdisciplinary Workshop and Networking Event on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 2-7 p.m. The event will be held on the Montgomery College's Rockville Campus. RSVP is required.


This is a hands-on workshop for faculty, staff and librarians from all disciplines to introduce them to the Smithsonian Learning Lab educational platform. Attendees will build skills and confidence in using the Learning Lab to search, collect and share. We will also highlight digital primary source materials offered through the Library of Congress. We'll bring together faculty, staff and librarians from across the region--to learn, share ideas and build friendships. The workshop provides time for playing with the learning lab platform and for searching digital primary sources.

Please share information about this workshop with faculty and librarians from community colleges and four year universities in our region.

We provide coffee service in the afternoon and a light supper.

Participants Will

*establish an account with the Smithsonian Learning Lab; learn to search collections and use the Learning Lab tools;
*begin to build your 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;
*become familiar with the Teaching with the Library of Congress materials, and learn how to obtain an LOC Reader Card;
*hear about how Montgomery College faculty integrate museum learning into classes, across the disciplines; and
*enjoy meeting faculty, staff and librarians from our region who share your interest in trying new technologies and teaching techniques.

Workshop Instructors

Sara Bachman Ducey, M.S. / M.P.H., Collegewide Chair for Integrative Learning, Montgomery College

Jamie Gillan, M.A. professor of English, Montgomery College, MC's coordinator for Smithsonian Learning Lab Projects

Dr. Ken Jassie, professor of art history, Montgomery College, MC's coordinator for Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County, a traveling art exhibition and Holocaust survivor speakers program.

Dr. Virginia Miller, professor of chemistry, Montgomery College

Tess Porter, B.A (art history and anthropology) educational technologist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (invited)

Jarvis Slacks, B.A./M.F.A., professor of English, MC's coordinator for Library of Congress Projects

Bring your own laptop (or tablet) that uses Chrome. Internet Explorer does not support the Learning Lab well. Charge your devices fully before arriving, and be sure you know how to turn on your Wi-Fi.

RSVP is Required, but there is no fee for participation. Email to Sara Ducey, Collegewide Chair for Integrative Studies, with your response: sara.ducey@montgomerycollege.edu

Open this link and scroll down to find map to campus as well as map of Rockville Campus. Science Center is marked as SC on the map. http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/maps.aspx?id=23746

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 11, 2017. Enrollment is limited by room size. This workshop will fill quickly. This is our fifth offering of similar workshops held over the last year; they have been very well received!

Event Sponsors: This workshop is sponsored by Integrative Learning at Montgomery College and the Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College with support from the Montgomery College Foundation.

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