Education Summit: AIA and Archaeology in K-12 Education
May 22, 2013
On May 9, the AIA held an education summit to discuss new directions for the AIA and archaeology in K-12 education. The program began with presentations from several education professionals working in a variety of areas within the K-12 educational system.
Summit attendees heard from the following speakers:
Charles White, Associate Professor, Social Studies Education, BU School of Education
Christine Baron, Clinical Assistant Professor, History & Social Studies Education, BU School of Education
Connie Chow, Executive Director, Science Club for Girls
Rosalie Baker, Editor DIG and CALLIOPE magazines
Ryan Wheeler, Director, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Beryl Rosenthal, Executive Director, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
The speakers discussed opportunities available with the upcoming Common Core State Standards Initiative, best practices for reaching K-12 teachers, after school archaeology programs, potential future collaborations between the AIA and DIG magazine, and teaching archaeology through formal and informal experiences in museums.
Presentations were followed by a closed meeting with AIA trustees and staff, including First Vice President Andrew Moore, Vice President for Outreach and Education Pamela Russell, and CEO Peter Herdrich. The summit laid the groundwork for the preparation of a report on AIA opportunities in K-12 education to be presented at the Fall 2013 AIA Governing Board Meeting.
In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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