InformalEducatorGroupsCollaborating to FuelCommunity Imagination
In thebeginning…
Members+ Amon Carter Museum of American Art *+ Botanical Research Institute of Texas *+ Fort Worth Botanical Gardens *+ Fo...
+ Monnig Meteorite Gallery @ Texas ChristianUniversity *+ National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and HOF(formerly ...
What topics would you like to see covered in IEFWmeetings? 2005+ Collaborative Programming Among IEFWMembers (4) + Incorp...
Discussion topics in 2012-2013+ Storytelling and programming + Social media success stories + Communication and collabor...
Amon Carter Museum Collaborationswith IETC Organizations+ Project Eagle: training for FWISD social studiesand US history t...
University of Texas at Arlington Library
www.facebook.com/groups/ietctx/
International Bowling Museum& Hall of Fame
What do our members valueabout IETC? Visiting different locations Sharing strategies and best practices Networking Soc...
At the Amon Carter Museum
Collaboration with NARA
Special Collections,UT Arlington Library
Sharron Wilkins ConradAssociate Director, Education and Public ProgramsCo-Founder, The Informal Educators of Dallas County
The tradition continues….Informal Educators of Dallas County
Who is IEDC? Operating since 2011 85 members on email list 35 organizations represented Museums Theaters Science Cen...
Connected on Facebook
IEDC at the George Bush Library(Lewisville)
How does IEDC differ from IETC? IEDC is modeled on IETC, so the basic mission isthe same: networking and learning from on...
I value IEDC because…
Cynthia GrayCynthia.Gray@fortworthlibrary.orgSharron ConradSharronc@jfk.orgEvelyn Barkerebarker@uta.eduKatherine Moloneytr...
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups
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How museums, libraries, and other cultural organizations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area collaborate to encourage community engagement.

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TLA 2013: Informal Educator Groups

  1. 1. InformalEducatorGroupsCollaborating to FuelCommunity Imagination
  2. 2. In thebeginning…
  3. 3. Members+ Amon Carter Museum of American Art *+ Botanical Research Institute of Texas *+ Fort Worth Botanical Gardens *+ Fort Worth Modern Art Museum *+ Fort Worth Museum of Science and History *+ Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge+ Fort Worth Library+ Fort Worth Zoo *+ Intl Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame+ Kimbell Art Museum *
  4. 4. + Monnig Meteorite Gallery @ Texas ChristianUniversity *+ National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and HOF(formerly Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame)+ National Archives and Records Administration+ National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame *+ Real School Gardens+ River Legacy Living Science Center *+ Sid Richardson Museum *+ Texas Civil War Museum+ University of North Texas Health Science CenterLibrary+ Western Currency Facility (The Mint) *+ University of Texas at Arlington Library* Charter Member
  5. 5. What topics would you like to see covered in IEFWmeetings? 2005+ Collaborative Programming Among IEFWMembers (4) + Incorporating Inquiry into the Visitor Experience+ Tips for working with Pre-K, + Obtaining, retaining and training volunteers (2) + Effective evaluation (3)+ Distance learning + Science informal education + Interpretation! This would include establishedapproaches, as well as current research/trends;focus on approaches related to specific audiences+ visitor guides (as in written materials) 
  6. 6. Discussion topics in 2012-2013+ Storytelling and programming + Social media success stories + Communication and collaborationwith your staff + Presentation topics + Meeting our Dallas neighbors 
  7. 7. Amon Carter Museum Collaborationswith IETC Organizations+ Project Eagle: training for FWISD social studiesand US history teachers. Worked in partnershipwith the National Archives.+ Palo Pinto Project: supporting program for theannual book project with every school in PaloPinto County. Worked in partnership with the FortWorth Nature Center and Refuge.+ Worth Reading: Program partner for 2014Worth Reading program from the Fort WorthPublic Library
  8. 8. University of Texas at Arlington Library
  9. 9. www.facebook.com/groups/ietctx/
  10. 10. International Bowling Museum& Hall of Fame
  11. 11. What do our members valueabout IETC? Visiting different locations Sharing strategies and best practices Networking Socializing Collaboration opportunities
  12. 12. At the Amon Carter Museum
  13. 13. Collaboration with NARA
  14. 14. Special Collections,UT Arlington Library
  15. 15. Sharron Wilkins ConradAssociate Director, Education and Public ProgramsCo-Founder, The Informal Educators of Dallas County
  16. 16. The tradition continues….Informal Educators of Dallas County
  17. 17. Who is IEDC? Operating since 2011 85 members on email list 35 organizations represented Museums Theaters Science Centers Historical Societies SPCA Funding organizations More!
  18. 18. Connected on Facebook
  19. 19. IEDC at the George Bush Library(Lewisville)
  20. 20. How does IEDC differ from IETC? IEDC is modeled on IETC, so the basic mission isthe same: networking and learning from oneanother. We appreciate the chance to meet bi-annually with our Tarrant County colleagues! IEDC members do not have to have formalcollections (e.g. Dallas Theater Center) IEDC doesn’t yet have a Day in the District, butplans are underway IEDC’s meeting times factor in happy hour….
  21. 21. I value IEDC because…
  22. 22. Cynthia GrayCynthia.Gray@fortworthlibrary.orgSharron ConradSharronc@jfk.orgEvelyn Barkerebarker@uta.eduKatherine Moloneytrc@cartermuseum.orgJenny SweeneyJenny.Sweeney@nara.govContact usfor moreinformation

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