The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS), with sponsorship from Pearson Foundation and Nokia, is offeringÂ free mobile mediaÂ learning workshops June 16- 18, 2010 after the Affiliations National Conference.Â Affiliates are the first to have the opportunity to sign up to attend these free day-long mobile media learning workshops.Â Extend your conference stay with these bonus workshops!
Leadership Summit Digital Media
Wednesday, June 16
10 am to 4:00 pm
Free to AffiliatesÂ
The summit brings leaders in digital media together with school and museum decision makers. Participants will explore current research and effective practices in the educational use of social networks, cell phones, and social-media-based games and applications.Â They will engage in digital media activities, view short media presentations, and discuss digital media in their own context and its potential to bring new life to learning.
Mobile Learning Workshop
Thursday, June 17, and Friday, June 18
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free to Affiliates
Learn to use digital media to engage young people with the tools they are already using in their lives outside of school. You’ll create media projects based on Smithsonian resources-digital tours, podcasts, wikis, and more. During the workshops, participants will collaborate with content experts from the Smithsonian and digital media experts from Pearson Foundation and Nokia to create new approaches for reaching today’s students.Â The programs will make it possible to test and share how to use mobile technology in a museum setting.