SOURCE: LearningTimes, LLC

December 21, 2007 12:44 ET

Museum-Ed Online Conference: Focus on Interpretive Writing

First Online Seminar Specifically for Museum Educators

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 21, 2007) - Museum-Ed, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting the museum educator community, and LearningTimes, LLC, a leading producer of online conferences for education and training, announced today the opening of registration for the Museum-Ed Online Conference, to be held entirely over the Internet on February 20-21, 2008. The event features live interactive webcasts with experts in the field of interpretive writing, and is highlighted by a panel on professional writing for museum-related publications. The Museum-Ed Online Conference is affordably priced at US $45 per participant. Register now at www.learningtimes.net/museumed

Live Online Speakers Include:

Professional Writing Panel Session:
with Carol Stapp, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Director, Museum Education Program, GWU

Keynote Session:
Nona Caspers, Author
Associate Professor of Creative Writing, SFSU

Writing for Families
Kris Bergquist, School and Family Programs Coordinator,
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Interpretive Writing for General Audiences
Gail Davitt, DMA Director of Education,
Dallas Museum of Art

Writing for Tour Guides
Troy Smythe, Principal,
Smythe Consulting

Writing for Teachers
Kris Wetterlund,
Editor, Museum-Ed
Content Developer, Sandbox Studios

Several of the speakers and panelists of the Museum-Ed Online Conference will offer bonus materials to support the work of education professionals. Practical in nature, the handouts will be available for download, printing and immediate use in museum writing projects.

"Writing is a big part of any museum educator's job," said Kris Wetterlund, Conference Chairperson. "Whether it's the general public reading museum labels, tour guides reviewing training materials, teachers using curriculum resources, or families following a written guide, the conference sessions will give you the tools to tackle your next writing assignment."

"The Museum-Ed Online Conference is the most practical event you'll attend all year," said Jonathan Finkelstein, President and Executive producer of LearningTimes, LLC. "We're proud to provide this opportunity for museum educators to collaborate, network and learn online with colleagues from around the globe."

Registration is only $45 and includes access to the online community, session recordings, materials and discussions for 1 year.

For more information and to sign-up visit www.learningtimes.net/museumed

About Museum-Ed

Museum-Ed is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing museum educators opportunities to ask questions, to exchange ideas, to explore current issues, to share resources, to reflect on experiences, and to inspire new directions in museum education. Museum-Ed is not a membership organization. All of the resources on the Museum-Ed Web site are free and available to educators in any type of museum, and anyone interested in the field of museum education.

About LearningTimes

LearningTimes, LLC, designs and produces online learning conferences, communities and events, and provides the platforms, applications and promotional expertise that make them successful. The LearningTimes Network of over 150 online communities and 250,000 members connects each institution with other learning-oriented groups and provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information, contact John Walber at 215-884-7321 or info@learningtimes.net. Visit LearningTimes on the Web at http://www.learningtimes.net.

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