PhillyMER holds discussion meetings several times per year.

Upcoming meeting

Practicing Self-care
Thursday, December 1, 2016
5:30 p.m. at Eastern State Penitentiary
(Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street)

Justine Haemmerli, educator and founder of Make It Right PHL, will lead a discussion about how we can take care of ourselves in order to do our best work with the public.

To put our conversation in context, here is an article about challenges educators are facing right now at the Tenement Museum in NYC:

RSVP to: lz [at] easternstate [dot] org

Past Meetings
September 27, 2016: Successful Strategies for Marketing Education
May 12, 2016: Partnerships and Collaborations
March 22, 2016: Managing Staff and Volunteers
January 27, 2016: Interpreting Controversial Topics
October 8, 2015: Teachers and the Common Core
June 10, 2015: Engaging Family Audiences
April 9, 2015: Pre-service teachers and museums
December 10, 2014: Engaging Teens
October 7, 2014: Interpreting controversial issues
May 14, 2014: Interactive technology in museum exhibitions
March 11, 2014: Engaging Public Programs for Adults
January 15, 2014: Accessible programs
November 12, 2013: Working with volunteers, guides, and docents
September 10, 2013: Civic Engagement
July 10, 2013: Innovative programming
May 7, 2013: Diversity
March 5, 2013: Effective collaborations
December 12, 2012: incorporating technology into our practice, museum exhibitions, marketing and communications, etc.
October 10, 2012: Interpretive planning and interpretation
July 18, 2012: New theories/methodologies in Museum Education
April 18, 2012: General meeting
January 25, 2012: PhillyMER Educators Evening (held at Mütter Museum)
June 15, 2011: General meeting

Past Caffeinated Conversations (coffee with museum professionals and informal discussions)
October 28, 2016: Discussion about new federal rules for overtime
September 9, 2015: With Robert Hicks, Director of the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library
February 21, 2014: With Marla Shoemaker, Philadelphia Museum of Art