DPLAfest 2016 has ended
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

Curation and Education Strategist, DPLA
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Brian Ausland

Lead Learning Engineer, Navigation North
Hi, my name is Brian, and I now go by the self-appointed title of Learning Engineer. The team I lead works to increase student access to rich, digital Open Educational Resources (OER) that typically can't be accessed via traditional textbooks or within a given school's pool of local... Read More →

Stephanie Greenhut

National Archives

Darren Milligan

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

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