Increasing Access: Transforming Physical Archive Inventory into Online Learning Resources
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)Webinar Description:
This webinar is a step-by-step exploration of Beckman Foundation’s “Let’s Learn Science” online learning resources project, developed for middle school students. The six-month project utilized historical documents and images from the institution’s archive in conjunction with objects from its small museum exhibit to highlight the contributions of 20th century scientific instrumentation pioneer, Dr. Arnold O. Beckman. The aims of the project were to generate awareness of grade-specific science concepts and spark interest in future science careers by increasing accessibility to archive and museum collections and widening the audience for the materials. The deliverables of the project included a range of resources in both English and Spanish that could be retrieved online by public, private, and home school students and teachers.
The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; $20 for non-members; and $5 for unemployed or precariously employed individuals.
Presenters:Kaerie Ray is a Senior Program Officer at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, a role that engages her in both grants management and archive responsibilities. She earned her MBA degree from WGU and holds professional certificates in both Museum Studies and Curation from Northwestern University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, respectively. She curated the Arnold O. Beckman at Work (2022) special installation for the Revolutionary Tools Exhibit at Beckman Center and published A Quick Start Social Media Primer for Early Career Archivists (2022). Upcoming projects include a case study on Small Space Visual Storytelling with Impact, digital archive showcase for A Semi-Centennial Celebration, and an article on Curating Trios.
Registration is open until December 6. Online payment is required.
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