The East Tennessee Historical Society is offering four workshops, or "Core" Conversations as we have titled them, this summer featuring model examples of museum/school partnerships. We would love for you to join us.
The invitation is extended to teachers as well as historical organization and museum staff and volunteers. The workshop is funded in part through a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
June 10 is our first workshop which will feature a program developed by Anderson County Schools educators and the Museum of Appalachia staff for all 4th and 8th grade students from the district. We will meet at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris.
June 26 will focus on the Beaumont Magnet School and Knoxville Area Museums partnership which serves students K-5 grades with museum learning expeditions as well as student-developed exhibit nights at the school each 9 weeks. This workshop will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. in Knoxville.
June 27 will find the group in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park learning about the Pi Beta Phi and GSMNP Parks as Classroom program and curriculum.
June 30 will feature the John Early Museum Middle Magnet in Metro Nashville Schools and the work of curriculum designers there to incorporate museum resources as well as museum theory into classroom instruction. There will be discussion on the benefits of project-based education and the new Tennessee social studies curriculum as well.
Each workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. and has limited seating. If you would like to register or ask questions, please call Lisa Oakley at 865-215-8828 or email oakley@eastTNhistory.org. Please visit our website as well www.eastTNhistory.org. I hope to see you in June!