K-12 needs you to de-colonize, asap

Lightning Talk

Friday, April 16, 2021: 12:30pm - 2:00pm - - Lightning Talk

Deborah Howes, Howes Studio Inc, United States

The wheels of collection information production are finally turning in some interesting and promising directions towards diversity, equity, accessibility & inclusion (DEAI). So are national standards for teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools. Hear my value proposition for making school teachers and their students a target audience for your museum’s re-imagined content. Short and long term gains, even income-generating ones, will be proposed and discussed with equal parts humor and insight. Case studies are drawn from real experiences including the Brooklyn Historical Society (now Brooklyn Center for History) and the Gilcrease Museum; your mileage may vary.

Research is based on a virtual seminar I am teaching for Johns Hopkins University summer 2021. I will share resources with attendees.