Building the Vibrant Learning Grid: A New Educational Era

The American Alliance of Museums invites you to explore a future in which museums are crucial part of every child's landscape.


Changing Educational Paradigm

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we are educating our children, and champions a radical rethinking of our schools. ..

Department of Education, Office of Technology Resources

National Technology Education Plan The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United ..

KnowledgeWorks Resources

KnowledgeWorks is a social enterprise dedicated to developing the capacity of communities and educators to imagine, build and sustain vibrant ..

On the Horizon

This paper, co-authored by CFM director Elizabeth Merritt and Scott Kratz, vice president for education at the National Building Museum, provides ..

On Museums and the Future of Education

In this keynote address, delivered at Museums Advocacy Day 2013, CFM director Elizabeth Merritt makes the case that we are on the cusp of transformative ..

The Great Unbundling

  Academic Credentials Go Micro: Will Museums and Formal Education Converge? Twenty years from now, résumés may look quite different than ..

A New Educational Era

As formal learning methods are cast in doubt, the learning landscape is reinvented. We see signs that the U.S. is nearing the end of an era in formal ..

Building the Future of Education: Museums and the Learning Ecosystem

This report summarizes the content and shares ideas coming out of a convening organized in September, 2013 by the Alliance and The Henry Ford. ..

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Washington Post

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Campaign K-12

There's a change from the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Student Succeeds Act in the cal [...]

Conservative Leaders for Education is looking to add state lawmakers to influence the Every Student [...]

Former Hillary Clinton aide Mildred Otero and Buffalo, N.Y. school board member Carl Paladino spoke [...]

To answer questions about the graduation-rate gap between groups of students, U.S. Secretary of Educ [...]

Education Futures Emerging Trends And Technologies In K-12

One major way that this accountability is enforced is through standardized testing. By applying the [...]

Are you getting the most from your PD dollars in terms of educator growth and student achievement? [...]

Only 10 percent of eighth-grade black boys in the U.S. are proficient in reading. In urban areas lik [...]

In broad terms, gamification is using the concepts of game design and play to motivate users and boo [...]

Art Museum Teaching

Written by Beth Maloney What can museums learn from approaches, models, and practices in other field [...]

Written by Sarah Watkins, Canadian Museum for Human Rights Reposted with permission from the Canadia [...]

Written by Chelsea Emelie Kelly, Park Avenue Armory How can you be sure the programs you create will [...]

Written by Mike Murawski Throughout this summer, I have been thinking quite a bit about how museums [...]

Museum Questions

This post is the result of a conversation with Ethan Angelica from Museum Hack, who is a Tour Guide [...]

Michael Christiano is the Interim Senior Director of Museum Programs at the Smart Museum of Art at t [...]

This week, I am thinking about marketing museum programs. Museums generally have a variety of progra [...]

This guest post is adapted from a conversation with Kristin Vannatta, Operations Manager at the Peor [...]


If you follow me on social media, I’m positive you are sick of hearing about the County Fair. Over t [...]

The first time I walked onto the 5th floor of SLA was August of 2008 with Chris Lehmann on a …Contin [...]

I was fortunate to be a conversation leader, an active attendee and support staff for the 9th conven [...]

I miss the working with kids. While I am infinitely entertained by my 7 nieces and nephews, they tir [...]

Mosaic Education Network

I often discuss current events with my 10-year-old. He listens to NPR with me on the way to school ( [...]

If you believe certain privileges of some marginalized persons equates to all who share their identi [...]

Arguably, managing destructive narratives of race and gender in media such as the Nina Simone biopic [...]

  Get Your Creative Control. Piper Kerman, author of the memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in [...]

Object Oriented

This episode of Object Oriented is about what new digital learning initiatives we’ve been working on [...]

This episode of Object Oriented recaps our experiences at the Museums and the Web (MWXX) conference. [...]

Object Oriented – Episode 3 – Making in Museums This episode of Object Oriented explores the idea of [...]

Object Oriented – Episode 2 – Games-based Learning in Museum Education This episode of Object Orient [...]

Mind Shift

A school's schedule often determines what kind of teaching and learning happens in the building [...]

The growth in digital technologies and spread of storytelling have made audiobooks easier than ever [...]

Students and teachers are able to improve their writing skills by taking on a big assignment: write [...]

Teachers develop deep knowledge about their students through every interaction, yet when it comes to [...]

Art History Teaching Resources

The Challenge In 2015-16, the College Board rolled out its redesigned AP Art History course.  The ne [...]

The following is a reflection on the genesis of MoMA’s recent MOOC on Photography. We are acutely aw [...]

It is fair to assume that no art historian wants to be superficial in his or her approach to visual [...]

A number of years ago while taking a break from grading the term papers of a large survey course in [...]