Maximizing the Museum Experience: Tips for Successful Field Trips

Includes a Live Event on 09/11/2019 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Designing a Museum Experience For Your Students: Success Tips for Virtual or Live Field Trips
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Whether you are planning a local museum field trip or skyping with museums across the globe, join this webinar to maximize the museum experience for your students. We will explore research about the impact of museum visits on students and also look at tools to advocate to school administrators for such experiences. Discover how you can design a museum experience by scaffolding learning using the Form+Theme+Context (FTC)® palette, modeled in the popular NAEA SummerVision DC program. Learn logistical tips for designing a museum experience and preparing your students and chaperones. Strategies shared can be applied to both virtual and onsite museum experiences.

Michelle Harrell

Michelle Harrell, MAEd, NBCT (EAYA-Art)

After 13 years teaching middle and high school art, Michelle Harrell left the art room to work at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) where she now serves as Director of Teaching and Learning. Her work at the NCMA has built upon her master’s thesis research entitled "Interactive Technology: A Tool for Student-Centered Instruction in Middle School Art Education." Michelle developed the "Flipped Museum" distance- learning model to create a more active student-centered learning experience. She believes technology has great potential to deepen learning and increase access to the arts and museums.

Carole Henry

Carole Henry, EdD
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Art Emeritus, The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Carole Henry has helped lead NAEA SummerVisionDC with Renee Sandell since its inception in 2010, the same year that NAEA published her book, The Museum Experience: The Discovery of Meaning. Its focus is on the museum as a catalyst for critical thinking, reflection, and understanding. Carole believes that the acquisition of skills people need to be able to first, choose to visit art museums, and second, respond in depth to works of art, is directly dependent upon strong art education programming in schools as a valued partner in museum education. She has long been interested in the field of art and museum education and has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing the art museum as an educational and interpretive site.

Renee Sandell

Renee Sandell, PhD
Art Education Consultant, ForThCo Vision LLC
Program Director, NAEA SummerVision DC


Renee Sandell is founder/director of the expeditionary, museum-based NAEA SummerVision DC Program which she has delivered since 2010. She has previously served as Director/Professor of Art Education at George Mason University (2004-2014) and Professor of Art Education at Maryland Institute College of Art (1990-2003). Co-author of two books on gender issues, Renee has published numerous articles, book chapters, and art curricula. A 1980 NEA Fellow, she is also the recipient of the 2019 NAEA Lowenfeld Award, and has served as a Distinguished Lecturer in Art Education at Miami University, and the 2013 NAEA National Art Educator. Renee has received numerous awards for her leadership and scholarship on her Form+Theme+Context (FTC) ® and her Marking & Mapping®, an accessible form of visual meaning-making. Her Visual Fitness 4 All® for Engaging Creativity and Insight® workshops nurture envisioning skills for individuals within professional development programs, organizations, health spas, businesses, and other venues. 

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning program are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction, and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

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