Education / Community Engagement
We are pleased once again to offer Education & Community Engagement personnel an additional half-day of professional development and networking with your colleagues as part of our pre- conference learning time and in lieu of our Mid-Winter meeting this year.
We will use this time to take a deep dive into assessment, community engagement, and communicating public value – a confluence of topics that is more critical than ever and particularly suited for this constituent group.
Sarah Johnson from Carnegie Hall will kick things off with a presentation of the compelling Musical Connections Program and Jennifer Bransom from the Dallas-based Big Thought organization will introduce an observation-based assessment framework, followed by a training session in how to utilize this framework in the classroom and in the community for assessing experiences for students and adults alike. The focus then shifts to how to make the case for impact and communicate more effectively to our communities about the kinds of community engagement to which our orchestras are committed.
Join us for this dedicated time of professional development, which will set the stage for the rest of the week, in which constituent sessions will continue to examine and study examples of authentic community work. We’ll learn from Madison Symphony’s HeartStrings Program, the creative aging movement, and more.
To register, simply select the option under “Other Pre-Conference Sessions” on the main registration page for the Education and Community Engagement Meeting, and if you are interested in joining the Pay-Your-Own-Way dinner, be sure to select that option as well!