Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Transportation to/from workshops to the conference hotel is not provided. Pre-registration required. Further details will be provided to registrants prior to the workshop.

All program items subject to change.

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

Inclusive & Accessible: Culturally Relevant Educational Programs at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Introductory / Public Programs

Location: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Cost: $30 Early Bird / $35 after January 10 (includes lunch)

Facilitators: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Education Team: Gina Alicia Lopez Ramos, Curator of Education; Erika Garcia, Education Manager; Brian Rojas, Education Manager, LA Troka: Sembrando Cultura y Nutrición; Mireya Arizmendi de Haddad, Education Manager, Edible Teaching Garden & Culinary Arts Program; Ximena Martin, Senior Curator of Education & Public Programs; Elizabeth Gama, Education Assistant; Armando Rodriguez, Manager, Edible Teaching Garden & Culinary Arts Program; Mia Romo, Assistant, Edible Teaching Garden & Culinary Arts Program

Description: Educational programs at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes aim to provide an accessible and safe space for diverse audiences to embrace their ancestral, community, and family history. Explore examples of these programs: observe culturally relevant teaching methods, how to adapt to multiple learning styles, and participate in five interdisciplinary, standards-based activities that interweave literacy, art, history, science, urban gardening, culinary arts, and nutrition. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain an understanding of culturally relevant teaching through interdisciplinary hands-on workshops
  • Explore practical K-12 activities, lesson plans, and create samples of each activity
  • Be inspired to creatively engage students and families through the use of culturally relevant educational programs that are inclusive, accessible, and empowering

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Swipe Up! Bringing Instagram Stories to Life

Introductory / External Affairs

Location: Japanese American National Museum

Cost: TBA

Facilitators: Joyce Alcantara, Digital Engagement Coordinator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Description: Show the fun side of your institution while driving traffic to your website. Learn tricks that any size staff can use to create Instagram Stories that are interesting, visually compelling, and purpose-driven. Topics to be covered include storyboarding, animated gifs, and storytelling in just a sentence or two.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leave with simple and no-cost resources for elevating your social media presence through Instagram Stories
  • Learn lessons that will increase Instagram Story views, clicks, and inspire ways to be more creative on the platform

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Slowdown and Reflect: Cultivating Mindfulness and Empathy in Museums

Introductory / Public Programs

Location: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Cost: TBA

Facilitators: Alicia Vogl Saenz, Senior Education Coordinator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Elizabeth Gerber, Curatorial Assistant for Education, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Description: Museums are ideal spaces to slow down, reflect, and connect to others and ourselves. This participatory workshop, led by museum educators, including a certified meditation instructor, will include mindfulness exercises designed to foster connectedness and empathy, hands-on brainstorming with peers, and practical tips. Whether it is simply adding mindfulness into your day or launching a new program, participants will leave with a plan. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn several mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, body awareness, and slow looking
  • Learn empathy-building gallery activities
  • Garner the tools to brainstorm and plan mindfulness programs for practicing self-care, incorporating into existing programming, or starting a new program

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Box-Making on a Budget

Intermediate / Collections

Location: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Cost: $70 Early Bird / $75 after January 10 (includes lunch and box-making materials)

Facilitators: Melanie Dellas, Co-Owner & Cultural Object Preservationist, Muse Curatorial Consulting Group; Karen Lacy, Co-Owner & Cultural Object Preservationist, Muse Curatorial Consulting Group; Veronica Jacobs-Edmondson, Collections Assistant, Stanford University Archaeology Collections

Description: As we care for our history and our future, becoming more aware of being green on a small budget is key. In this workshop we display different boxes for short- and long-term storage, construct two boxes using new materials and scrap that can be found in your facility, and discuss rehousing techniques for various objects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to make the most of the supplies you have around
  • Learn various rehousing techniques for natural disaster prevention
  • Learn how to be smart when purchasing supplies
  • Be able to start thinking outside of the archival catalog box