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Three of our staff will attend the American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Meeting next week!  Both Stephanie Downey and Amanda Krantz are presenting sessions at the meeting.  Stephanie will share a case study on digital learning from the Please Touch Museum on Wednesday morning.  And on Sunday, Stephanie and Amanda present together about the NAEA/AAMD Impact Study.  Additionally, Sam Theriault is attending the conference through AAM’s Annual Meeting Fellowship program, a professional development opportunity intended to promote diversity and inclusion in the museum field. You can find more information about their conference sessions on our blog.  See you in Phoenix!

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Join Stephanie Downey and Amanda Krantz at NAEA’s National Convention, March 22-24 in Seattle, WA.  Amanda will share updates about the NAEA/AAMD Impact Study on Thursday, and models for conducting mixed-methods research on Saturday. Stephanie’s session on Saturday will explore various assessment practices and methods as an action research process, and how student learning can be shaped using assessment. 

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Join Amanda Krantz at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Bootcamp being hosted in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference.  Amanda will be giving a lightning talk on research and evaluation methods in art museum education.  Event page: https://sotlbootcamp2018.caa.hcommons.org/

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[12/17] RK&A’s Amanda Krantz and Cathy Sigmond, with Theresa Esterlund of the National Building Museum, published an article in the newest issue of the Journal of Museum Education. The article describes the benefits and challenges of critical appraisal, a method applied by RK&A to help a museum’s education department make data-driven decisions about programming. 

Full Article

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RK&A is pleased to announce that Randi Korn has contributed a chapter to the recently published Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice edited by Yuha Jung and Ann Rowson Love. Be sure to read chapter 5, 
“Intentional Practice: A Way of Thinking, A Way of Working.”