Online Workshop Events Archive

Online Brown-Bag: Team-Based Inquiry Stories - NISE Network Partners Share What Works (and What Doesn't!) (Recorded)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) is an approach to empowering professionals to get the data they need, when they need it, in order to improve their products and practices and create successful educational experiences. This year, 20 individuals from 10 NISE Network partner institutions participated in a focused professional development cohort where they learned the TBI process and tried it out in their own institutions. This brown bag is the first in a series of online discussions to help partners better understand what TBI is and how it can be used in any institution and for any type of project or question.

Online Brown-Bag: Localizing Your NanoDays Kit: Adapting Kit Material for Local Culture and Industry (Recorded)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NISE Net partners have adapted NanoDays activities to extend and increase engagement and understanding of nano in their local communities. From creating a series of culturally based activities for camps and school outreach to using kit activities to foster closer relationships with local industry, presenters in this online brown-bag conversation explored ways to identify the need and what steps these museums have taken to successfully bring nano to their community.

Online Brown-Bag: How to Host a National Chemistry Week Event (Recorded)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

National Chemistry Week is the annual community event of the American Chemical Society (ACS), celebrated during the fourth week of October to encourage chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. This year's National Chemistry Week theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry- Candy." In this brown-bag, presenters discussed National Chemistry Week, shared NISE Net activities that have a candy connection, demonstrated how to make edible gummy capsules, and explained the chemistry behind these sweet activities.

Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Tips for Hosting the Nano Mini-Exhibition: Marketing Strategies (Recorded)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Second in a series of brown bags about the Nano mini-exhibition, presenters discussed strategies for marketing the Nano mini-exhibition. They went over promotional materials developed by the NISE Network for the exhibit, the development process, and provided ideas on adapting these resources for use by your museum. Partners from three different museums talked about how they adapted NISE Network materials for use in their Nano advertising.

Online Brown-Bag: Tips and Tricks for Engaging Girls in Museum Programming (Recorded)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Join NISE Net partners for a conversation on how to better engage girls in museum programing! Presenters will share lessons learned, resources from PBS programing SciGirls and NSF funded Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Museum Network, and some specific tips and tricks to better engage girls in upcoming NanoDays 2015 activities.

Online Brown-Bag: Exhibit Small Talk - Tips for Hosting the Nano Mini-Exhibition: Staff Training (Recorded)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In this first in a series of brown bags about the Nano mini-exhibition, we take a look at different approaches to training staff and volunteers to work with the Nano mini-exhibition. We will review the NISE Network resources available to assist you as you begin and will also hear from partners about their experience preparing staff for ongoing work with the exhibit.

Online Brown-Bag: The Science Behind NanoDays 2014 - Part 2 (Recorded)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Are you interested in learning more about the science behind the NanoDays activities? Do you want to know more about how the NanoDays activities are related to cutting-edge research? Then this recorded presentation may interest you! This brown-bag focused on the applications and scientific background behind the following NanoDays 2014 kit activities:Exploring Properties - Electric Squeeze and Exploring Properties - Capillary Action.

Online Brown-Bag: Presentation Tips for Reaching Diverse Audiences (Recorded)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sheltered instruction helps English-speaking facilitators to reach participants who don't speak English, as well as those who have other language barriers such as hearing impairment or development disorders. This overview will outline when to use sheltered instruction, cover a few of the basic strategies and how the audience benefits from them, and share resources to find out more.

Online Brown-Bag: Nano and Society (Recorded)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This online brown bag is designed to empower museum educators to engage visitors in meaningful conversations about the relevance of emerging technologies to our lives. The NISE Net and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University have collaborated to develop a variety of practical and tested resources to help prepare science museums to connect with our communities and make the experiences we offer relevant to visitors' lives.