The Necessity of Making the Invisible Visible: The Challenges of Using Museums in Formal Education
Robert Bain, Associate Professor of History and Social Science Education, and Faculty Affiliate and Steering Committee member of the Museum Studies Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Martin M. Creel, Director of Enriched and Innovative Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools The program features a lecture by Robert (Bob) Bain, an Associate Professor of History and Social Science Education, and Faculty Affiliate and Steering Committee member of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Bain has been conducting a study of teaching and learning history in museums and with museum resources. He argues for and presents examples of dynamic new models of professional development interactions between museum staff and teachers. Mr. Martin (Marty) M. Creel, Director of Enriched and Innovative Programs for Montgomery County Public Schools, serves as discussant following Dr. Bains presentation. Mr. Creel speaks about the interaction between museum staff and the teachers of Montgomery County, MD and the changes that occurred in both teachers and students as a result of participation in a Teaching American History grant with the Smithsonian Institution. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 10 AM-noon Lecture Hall of the S. Dillon Ripley Center Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.