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Friday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The DigitalLearningification of Informal Learning Centers: Lessons from three museums

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Museums are unique and influential informal learning institutions that can be powerful spaces for young people to learn, connect and create digital media. Museums often have more freedom and resources than a school, library or afterschool program to support a variety of digital learning offerings for youth, such as tinkering spaces, youth-led media creation, and exhibit creation. At the same time, museums are moving beyond siloed programs for young people, toward connected learning experiences that better integrate with school-time learning, other institutions that youth are involved in, and their time alone and with their peers.

Come learn what the leaders of digital learning at three respected natural history museums -- the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences -- are doing to to bring together digital learning, connected learning, and STEM education. In particular, the session will focus on what the youth experience is like in our programs, how we spread innovation from our programs more widely within our institution and beyond, and how we work with our local partners and networks to increase our impact.

An interactive breakout session will follow to allow participants to do a deeper dive into some of the key issues in developing impactful digital learning programs at an informal educational setting. Tips, tools, and links will be shared with participants at the end of the session, for further exploration and consideration.

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Rik Panganiban

Senior Instructional Design Lead, California Academy of Sciences
Digital learning, youth development, instructional design, online learning, blended learning, afterschool, STEM learning

Friday October 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific Ballroom A

Attendees (20)