The Truth about Bilingual Interpretation: Guest Post by Steve Yalowitz

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in Applied Social Psychology and has evaluated and researched informal learning experiences in museums and other visitor institutions for over 20 years. This qualitative, exploratory study involved tracking and interviewing 32 Spanish-speaking intergenerational groups in fully bilingual exhibits at four different science centers/museums. You know those research studies that make you want to immediately change your practice in some way?

Who Counts? Grappling with Attendance as a Proxy for Impact

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We also focused this year on working with the countywide adult education agency to start an intergenerational science program at three senior centers throughout St. But in an age of nonprofit accountability and increasingly sophisticated evaluation strategies, I think this kind of approach could be useful. When you count attendance to your museum, do you include: people who eat in the cafe? people who rent the facility for private events? people who engage with your content online?


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From Community Arts To Community of Online Learners: Janet Salmons, Ph.D

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From Cornell I went to the intergenerational, national nonprofit called Magic Me. Evaluate it! I met Janet Salmons many years ago while I working on various arts and technology projects in New York State for the New York Foundation for the Arts. Ever since, our paths have crossed several times in nonprofit technology circles online, most recently via the Digital Divide Network listserv and the online forums at TechSoup.

Guest Post: Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs

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Evaluation surveys showed that Book Arts Santa Cruz members felt their bonds were strengthened as they connected with members in a collaborative capacity that increased group dialogue and stimulated a sense of pride, identity and vision around their work as a group at this event. We scaffold levels of participatory experiences at events that are intergenerational, multidisciplinary and appeal to different types of learners.

[VIDEO] Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement


And yet, of course, our executive director had to be able to evaluate the final plan and make sure that what the young professionals wanted to do was in line with our mission and policies, and there was no, you know, legal concerns or anything with.