MER Board Member Presentations at AAM, Houston, 2011

Several MER Board Members are presenting at AAM – See below for whom is presenting at the conference and when. Drop in, join the conversation and introduce yourself!

Sunday, May 22

1:15-2:30 pm  Museum Education/Interpretation 101: Program Development and Presentation

Presenting: Erik Holland (MER Board Immediate Past President, Ex-Officio) with Jim Hakala and Mary Kay Cunningham.

3:30 – 4:45 pm Why Museums Matter:  An Open Discussion for Parents and Caregivers

NOTE: This is a session for AAM registrants and the general public, it takes place at he Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Presenting: Dr. Victoria Ramirez (MER Board member) with Susie Wilkening, James Chung, Kris Berquist, Cheryl McCallum, Becky Seabrook, and Chance Sandford,

4:15-5:30 pm  Teen Voices in Museums: Innovative Ways of Working with, Listening to, and Including Teen Voices in Museums

Presenting: Gabrielle Wyrick (MER Board member) with Stephen Richardson, Lucy Greene

Monday, May 23

2:15-3:30 pm  Established and Emerging Educational Leaders: A Roundtable Building on Lessons Learned

Presenting: Erik Holland (MER Immediate Past President and Board Ex-Officio), Tina Nolan (JME Co-Editor-in-Chief), with Mary Kay Cunningham, Lynn Dierking, Susan Spero, Mary Ann Munley, Janet Rassweiler, Lynn Uyen Tran, Ben Garcia, Nathan Richie, and Sarah Alvarez.

3:00 – 4:15 pm Forging Ahead: The Role of Museum Education in Developing 21st Century Learners

Note: This is an AAM Virtual Conference presentation

Presenting: Jessimi Jones, Gabrielle Wyrick, and Sarah Marcotte (MER Board members) and Wendy Jones.

3:30-5:30 pm  MER table at the Market Place of Ideas

Staffing: Jill Overlie (MER President), Erik Holland (MER Immediate Past President), Tina Nolan, JME Co-Editor-in-Chief.

3:30-5:30 pm   AAM Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation poster session: Falk’s Identity & Motivation Theories.

Note: This is a poster session

Presenting: Laureen Trainer (MER Board member)

Tuesday, May 24

9:00 – 10:15 am  Educators as Advocates: Speaking Up for Museums

Presenting: Dr. Victoria Ramirez (MER Board member) with James Stein, Carla Myers, Becky Seabrook, and Dr. Carol Scott.

9:00 – 10:15 am Crossing Context: What Families Value About Museum Experiences

Presenting: Laureen Trainer (MER Board member) with  Angelina Ong, Dr. Elee Wood, and Ellen Rosenthal.

2:00 – 3:15 pm  Content-Heavy Exhibitions: Balancing Curatorial Scholarship with Popular Appeal

Presenting: Dr. Victoria Ramirez (MER Board member) with Dr. Marianna Adams, and Emily Neff.

2:00 – 3:15 pm  Forging Ahead: The Role of Museum Education in Developing 21st Century Learners

Presenting: Jessimi Jones, Gabrielle Wyrick, and Sarah Marcotte (MER Board members) and Wendy Jones.

Wednesday, May 25

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