It’s new podcast time! In this episode, Dr. Betsy chats with special guest Caitlin McGurk, Associate Curator for Outreach and Assistant Professor at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at The Ohio State University. Are cartoons and comics primary sources? What’s the difference between and cartoon and a comic? How can you use cartoons in your classroom? Learn the answers to all these questions in our new podcast, Cartoons as Primary Sources. ... See MoreSee Less
Get ready for another great webinar! Join us and special guest Jim Wharton, Director of Conservation and Education at the Seattle Aquarium, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 2:00pm-3:30pm EST for the latest Museum Educator Series webinar "The Zoo-Museum Crossover!" ... See MoreSee Less
The Creative Learning Factory is a sought after presenter for a variety of conferences and seminars relating to museum professionals. Coupling this experience with our work with K-16 teachers enables ...
Dr. Betsy recommends the Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums, by Franklin Vagnone and Deborah Ryan; and Frank Vagnone’s blog at twistedpreservation.com. One of my favorites is the post in which he explains how he’s happy to be called an idiot. ... See MoreSee Less
In a belated shout-out to her AASLH co-presenter, Callie Hawkins, Dr. Betsy recommends taking a look at the education programs from President Lincoln’s Cottage. They’ve done some really creative things, and the programs have applications way beyond learning about Lincoln. lincolncottage.org/visit/education/... See MoreSee Less
“We’ll purposefully try to put them in situations where they’ll be uncomfortable, and yet not feel vulnerable — it’s a kinda fine line we walk — and then provide opportunities for them to work their way through it and find some success.” ... See MoreSee Less