The Museum Education Roundtable and the Chicago Hands-On Educators invite you to attend a panel discussion about the role of the Museum in public education reform efforts at the following program:

Museums, Public Education, and Reform
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

  • What are the biggest reform issues in public education, and what does the data about these issues show?
  • What role can and should museum educators play in the reform movement?
  • How can museum educators help to lead these efforts in their institutions, their communities, and the region?

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Cost: FREE: Tickets and Parking at MSI for this event are complimentary

  • Olimpia Bahena
    Principal, Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy
  • Natalie Bortoli
    Vice-President of Education and Community Connections, Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Paul Goren
    Director, Chicago Consortium on School Research, University of Chicago
  • Andrea Ingram
    Vice-President of Education and Guest Services, Museum of Science and Industry
  • Gabrielle Lyon
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project Exploration
  • Mary Ellen Munley
    Principal, The Museum Group
  • Linda Tafel
    Professor of Educational Leadership, National Louis University

This program is currently at full capacity but there is a waitlist. Plans are underway to make presentations available after this program. If you have questions or want to be added to the waitlist please contact