Museum Educator Series: Can you Trust Teens with History

by  Creative Learning Factory

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Teens can be a tricky audience for a history museum. How can you involve them in your institution? Our presenter will share lessons learned, challenges, and tips for you to better integrate the teen voice into your institution, focusing on the redevelopment of the Junior Historian program at Dallas Heritage Village.

Melissa Prycer, longtime Director of Education at Dallas Heritage Village, was recently named President & Executive Director. She succeeds Gary Smith, who remains at the Village in a part-time capacity, serving as Director of Strategic Projects. During her decade at the Village, she has launched a lecture series, hands-on classes for children, a preschool storytime, numerous collaborative events, and increased school tours. She was also instrumental in the redesign of the General Store exhibit into a hands-on, participatory space. Among other educational outreach accomplishments, she reinvented the Junior Historian program for teens. Over 40 teens are now active volunteers as the museum and have successfully completed exhibits in the Doctor’s Office and Worth Hotel.

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1.5 Hours

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Education: Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Media Specialist/Librarian, AdministratorPublic Library: Library Staff Content Providers: Educator, Administrator, Curator

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Curriculum, Professional Learning Community, Standards Museum Education

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Creative Learning Factory

Columbus, OH
United States

The Creative Learning Factory facilitates exceptional distance learning and professional development programming across a wide variety of subjects. Through customized hands-on, minds-on experiences, engaging workshops, webinars, distance learning programs, participants learn in a fun, highly interactive way, while professional participants leave ready to train, improve, enlighten and inspire within their own organizations.

- Engaging Professional Development
- Ideal for Teachers and Museum Educators
- Hand-on/Minds-on Experiences
- Inquiry-based Learning

Sohayla Pagano and Becki Trivison

Program Details


Live webinar and on-demand access to the recording.


Participants will explore the teen audience and examine methods and practices for creating a welcoming and positively challenging environment for teens within their museum and museum education programs.