Story of Texas Workshop: Connecting Educators and Audiences
September 21, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Bullock Museum and the Texas Historical Commission are pleased to present the second annual Story of Texas Workshop.
Join the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas Historical Commission for a one-day workshop focused on education at museums and historic sites. This workshop will highlight a variety of ways that volunteer and professional educators can connect to their audiences, and will feature sessions about working with schools, fundraising, advisory panels, hands-on programming, and more!
Registration is closed at this time.
9:00 a.m. –– Check-in opens (pre-registration is required)
Enjoy breakfast pastries and coffee while you meet fellow attendees and participate in facilitated discussions.
10 a.m. –– OPENING SESSION: Connecting to Educators and Students
Bullock Museum staff will be joined by representatives from school districts and service providers to discuss how museums and historic sites can create programming and resources that best serve teachers and students.
11:30 a.m. –– Lunch
12:30 p.m. –– CONCURRENT SESSIONS
- Educator Outreach –– Learn about the Texas State Historical Association’s resources for planning history programs and how they engage with students and teachers across Texas.
- Evaluation –– Discover how to harness the power of public value and the importance of aligning your programs with community needs and interests through evaluation.
- Walk-N-Talk –– Enjoy an interactive tour of the Museum's Texas History Galleries that discusses interpretation strategies and age-appropriate delivery methods.
1:45 p.m. –– CONCURRENT SESSIONS
- Fundraising –– Join speakers from Humanities Texas and the Texas Commission on the Arts to learn more about how their organizations can help to develop, implement and fund humanities and arts-based programs across the state.
- Engaging with Youth and Families –– Hear how The Contemporary Austin interfaces with the teen audience, and learn about the Bullock Museum's experiences with a family advisory council.
- Walk-N-Talk –– Enjoy an interactive tour of the Museum’s Texas History Galleries that discusses interpretation strategies and age-appropriate delivery methods. (Repeat from previous rotation)
3:00 p.m. –– Small Group Discussions
Participate in two 30-minute discussion groups to continue conversations with workshop presenters and attendees.
4:00 p.m. –– Workshop Closes