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Professional Development

Webinar—Advocacy 101

Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library. On December 12, this webinar presented introductory, broad overview of concepts and actions you and your institution can use to advance your goals with people in your community, in any country—whether elected officials, people who work in their offices, or someone you meet in the... Read More

Webcast Discussion—ISCSMD 2017: What We Did

Click here to watch a recording of this ISCSMD webcast discussion.     The breadth and depth of events produced by institutions around the world for International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10 was stunning. From STEM programs for Syrian refugee children—to a science café for girls and women scientists—to children... Read More

Fellowships Available for Science Centre World Summit

The Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS 2017) has just announced an exciting fellowship program for the upcoming meeting, in Tokyo November 15–17. Click here for more information and to download the application, which is due by Monday, October 2. Please share this opportunity with colleagues who may be interested. The SCWS 2017, hosted by Miraikan—National... Read More

Webinars—Preparing for ISCSMD

  In the global society of today and tomorrow—where everyone is potentially connected but still separated by language, physical distance, and culture—science remains universal. And science centers and museums all over the world speak with the same message about science education and its power to change individual lives, communities, nations, and our planet. Even if... Read More

Gaining Perspective in Free-Choice Learning: Reflecting on Practice

Looking back on things helps us gain perspective, but truly reflecting on educational practices helps build a roadmap guiding us into the future By Lindzy Bivings, Senior Manager, School & Community Programs, California Academy of Sciences Here are five tips in gaining perspective through using reflection to become a more effective educator. These are strategies... Read More