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Beyond the Mayflower: New Voices from Early America, 1500-1676
Darius Coombs, Plimoth Patuxet Museums, Inc.

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Bringing History Alive Online (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Bringing History Alive Online
Author: Lisa L. Heuvel, Ed.D.
Abstract: 21st-century changes in education, technology, and society have impacted museum outreach, especially with the 2020 onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session w/ Q&A presents four American museums all devoted to the founding of America—American Independence Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and Plimoth Patuxet Museums—as case studies in developing effective online education strategies. In advance of this presentation, interested participants can explore each museum’s main website. Presenter Lisa L. Heuvel, Ed.D. has served as a museum educator, administrator, and consultant. She is on the faculty of Christopher Newport University and Atlantic University. Her most recent book is Living History in the Classroom: Performance and Pedagogy (October 2020, Emerald Press).
Date: 10/22/2020
Conference Name: “An Informal Approach 4.0: A Series of Webinars and Online Discussions” Conference hosted by the Moscow Museum and Tourism Department.

Challenge = Opportunity: Supporting Professional Growth of Humanities Educators in Virtual Spaces (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Challenge = Opportunity: Supporting Professional Growth of Humanities Educators in Virtual Spaces
Author: Hilary Goodnow, Plimoth Patuxet Museums
Author: Gerrie Hall, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Author: Leslie Hayes, New York Historical Society
Author: Lynda Kennedy, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Abstract: Any good educator at whatever level and in any setting knows that developing engagement with humanities content requires more than just "talking at" the learners in your charge. How can we create those same opportunities for exploration and engagement when many online platforms literally reduce one to a talking head? For organizations delivering summer institutes to support the professional growth of educators in both K-12 and college settings this question was especially pertinent as modeling engaging use of object collections, oral histories, archival materials, and historic spaces is core. During this session, the presenters - all of whom flipped their NEH-supported summer institutes and seminars to be offered remotely on very short notice - share their choices around course design and digital tools used, the successes (or not) experienced and lessons learned. This session would be of particular interest to those working in historic spaces, archives, and formal education settings with teaching responsibilities.
Date: 11/10/2020
Conference Name: National Humanities Conference