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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Digital Collections in the K–12 Classroom: Connecting with Teachers and Students

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What are teachers and students looking for from digital collections and platforms? In this session, education project leaders from the National Archives, the Smithsonian, and the Digital Public Library of America will, through the lens of their individual projects, lead a discussion on the big questions of digital GLAM education outreach:

1. What is the value of education work for cultural institutions?

2. What is the value of this content to teachers and students? How do they use it?

3. What are the most important considerations when designing for this audience?

4. What does it mean to put control in teachers’ hands? What are the advantages?

5. What are some useful first steps for connecting education audiences with digital collections?

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Franky Abbott

Franky Abbott works as the Curation and Education Strategist for the Digital Public Library of America. In this capacity, she leads DPLA education initiatives with teachers, and students in K-12 and higher education, organizes the Community Reps program, runs the Gates-funded Public Library Partnerships Project, and collaborates on digital exhibition curation. Franky came to DPLA on an American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellowship in... Read More →
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Brian Ausland

Director of Education, Navigation North
Brian works as a primary consultant to the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access in conducting both the research and development of the new Smithsonian Learning Lab. He also works as a specialist with the US Dept. of Ed. Tech and led the development of the California CTE/STEM Online Community of Practice and California's My Digital Chalkboard K-12 platform.

Stephanie Greenhut

National Archives

Darren Milligan

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): LJ 119 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

Attendees (25)