Webinar—Putting a New Career Tool to Work



On July 24, this webinar was an opportunity for those looking to progress their career pathways in the science museum field, deepen their expertise, and envision a professional development plan for their teams. It explored a new tool centered on the capabilities, skills, and knowledge that Informal Science Learning (ISL) practitioners should strive to have in order to accomplish their various roles in the ISL field.


Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.

ASTC Velocity Webinars like this one deliver all the impact in half the time—these free idea-based events deliver useful takeaways in fun, half-hour webinars. Each is a satellite of an upcoming preconference ASTC Intensive workshop scheduled for Friday, September 28. But we just couldn’t wait, and you don’t have to either. See also: Exploring the Universe with NASA Tools and Rich Learning Opportunities in Facilitated, Open-Ended Exhibits.


Participants discovered the new, evidence-based professional learning framework to help them identify their current capabilities, skills, and knowledge—and to consider what their future career trajectory could be, as well as to think about ways of gaining new capabilities, skills, and knowledge.

The webinar also discussed how to use the framework to produce better job descriptions and identify professional learning opportunities for their team members within an organization.

This webinar offered a small sample of the preconference ASTC Intensive workshop, “Using a Professional Learning Framework to Advance Individual and Institutional Capabilities of Science Center Practitioners” that will take place on Friday, September 28, before the official start of ASTC 2018 (Saturday–Tuesday, September 29–October 2).


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Doug Buchanan, Senior Director of Membership and Frontline Revenue, COSI, Columbus, Ohio; Ari Einbinder, Performance Science Educator, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington; Joe Heimlich, Co-Director, Center for Research and Evaluation, and Senior Researcher, COSI Lifelong Learning Group; Kris Morrissey, Museology Master of Arts Program and the Information School, University of Washington, Seattle; Azuka MuMin, Senior Vice President, Engagement and Impact, COSI; and Dennis Schatz, Senior Advisor, Pacific Science Center


This webinar was designed for all levels of science center and museum professionals working in all facets of operations, especially those who supervise team members, work in human resources, or are the chief executive of an organization.



Registration includes a link to an archived recording of the webinar, so even if you can’t participate in the live event with your peers from around the world, you will receive access to its recording, which you and your colleagues can watch when you wish.


Wendy Hancock is ASTC’s Senior Program Manager, Professional Development.





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