Common Goals, Common Core:
Museums and Schools Work Together

Join us on Wednesday August 12th, 2015 at the first Chicago-based MER Forum, hosted by the Shedd Aquarium. Join a conversation about the Common Core State Standards, and what their impact has been on museum-school relationships and reciprocity. Admission is free, but attendance is limited, so RSVP now!

Distance Learning and MuseumsDistance Learning and Museums

The Summer 2015 issue of the Journal of Museum Education (JME) is hitting mailboxes now! Learn more about this issue of the JME, and download a free Reader Guide.

Celebrating 40 Years of the JME

The JME40 blogging project is an initiative of the Museum Education Roundtable to commemorate the publication of the 40th volume of the Journal of Museum Education. Visit the JME40 blog for new articles exploring the evolution of the Journal during its 40 volume run as a reflection of the field at largeā€”and how that past informs next possibilities for the field of museum education.

Message from the President

Read MER Board President Beth Maloney’s reflections from AAM, as well as exciting news for the future of MER and the Journal of Museum Education (JME).

Evaluation in our Practice

JME Vol. 40 number 1The recent EdCom Virtual Book Club via Google Hangouts discussed the current Journal of Museum Education, “Empowering Museum Educators to Evaluate.” Panelists included Lynn Dierking, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education and Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice STEM Learning at Oregon State University, and JME Guest Editors Joy Kubarek, Vice President of Learning at the Shedd Aquarium, and Laureen Trainer, an independent evaluator.

If you missed it, catch up by watching on YouTube, and and reading the Storify transcript.