EVENTS

We are advocates for and catalysts of place-based, inspired learning of and with history. With that in mind, we host and participate in four different kinds of events:

  • Communication of our ideas to the outside world‍
  • Convenings of community members to connect and share ideas
  • Collaboration and co-creation workshops
  • Competency building and learning sessions

Community Events

Join us in our Mighty Network to stay up to date on our convenings, workshops and PD opportunities.

They are constantly being updated, but include:
1st Tuesday of every month is a meeting, at 4:30 EST. They are alternating between being learning events, networking sessions and co-creation workshops.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All's quiet at the moment, check back soon for upcoming events.

PAST EVENTS

Educating for American Democracy: Co-Creating Inspired Learning

Mar
1
2022

A co-creation session for teachers, museum and community educators on designing place-based learning experiences on the basis of the EAD The Learning Collaborative are partnering with the EAD to support museums and community organizations in fulfilling their central role as hubs of civic learning within their local and national regional learning ecosystems. In this third of three sessions, we will discuss how to co-create local learning experiences on the basis of the EAD framework that will allow your students to develop as human beings, learners, citizens and members of their community.

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Educating for American Democracy: Making it Real in your Learning Space

Feb
1
2022

A practical PD session for teachers, museum and community educators about how to implement the EAD framework in your classroom In this second of three sessions, we will discuss how to bring the EAD to life in your classroom or museum, through a variety of different pedagogies. We will cover inquiry-, play-, experience and project-based learning and review how to leverage the EAD framework to make learning more impactful for all students!

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Building Quality Client Connected Projects: Office Hours Chat with the TLC

Jan
11
2022

This session with provide an opportunity for educators in the Kansas City region to ask anything they want about how to create and/or implement high quality client connected projects with Museums and Community Institutions. The timezone is CST!

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Educating for American Democracy: Activating Community Ecosystems

Jan
4
2022

A learning session for teachers, museum and community educators about the bi-partisan, federal Educating for American Democracy framework. We as The Learning Collaborative are partnering with the EAD to support museums and community organizations in fulfilling their central role as hubs of civic learning within their local and national regional learning ecosystems. In this first of three sessions, we will a) go over the core components of the framework and b) talk about how we as educators across institutions can use this initiative to collaborate for more engaging learning with a shared focus and intent, and to find solutions for some of the areas of teaching where we might currently feel stuck.

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Holiday Happy Hour

Dec
20
2021

In this virtual holiday party, we will welcome new members, and celebrate the many stories of light that shone across our learning collaborative in this past year. We will share updates and play a game to connect! Join us for the opportunity to get to know fellow inspired educators, to get a glimpse of what lies ahead, and to raise a glass to 2022.

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Building a Roadmap for Practitioners to Cultivate Learning Ecosystems

Dec
9
2021

There is a growing interest in the concept of Learning Ecosystems, an approach that makes learning opportunities more diverse and accessible through more intentional, meaningful collaboration between the formal education system, the community and civil society. 

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UnTextbooked Season 2 Launch

Oct
19
2021

We are thrilled to invite you to the launch event of Season 2 of UnTextbooked. UnTextbooked, a sister organization of The Learning Collborative, incubated by the History Co:Lab, is the first podcast by teens, for teens based on really good, solid history. Each episode features one podcaster, one book and one historian. These conversations between teens and titans bring the full power of history to you with the depth and vividness that textbooks lack.

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MOCHE Online Annual Conference

Oct
16
2021

October Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00am - 10:00am Room 1: Learn Local: Real World Learning that Leverages the Local Community Emily Wegner, Lee’s Summit R7 Schools and Dr. Fernande Raine, Got-History.org The purpose of this session is to share information and opportunities that have become available to classroom teachers through the Kauffman Real-World Learning initiative. The concept of “real-world” learning is not new - project-based learning has been around for decades and is proven to have success for student engagement and mastery. The Learning Collaborative is working with the Kauffman Foundation, Getting Smart, got history?, and the Museum Educators Roundtable to create exceptional educational experiences. (K-12th grade)

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AASLH Online Conference

Oct
13
2021

The Dream of a Common Language: What is our Role in Civic and Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning? In the last few years, cascading crises have highlighted the importance of engaging all learners in powerful civic learning. What roles should historical sites and museums play, and how can we shift our mindsets to center our work? This session is meant to be the beginning of a conversation. Chair: Sarah Jencks, Ford’s Theatre Society, Washington, DC; Maureen Costello, Center for Anti-Racist Education; Annie Evans, New American History; Grace Leatherman, National Council for History Education, University Heights, OH; Ace Parsi, iCivics, Cambridge, MA; Fernande Raine, Got History?

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Life-Long Learning - a New Paradigm Where We Are All Part of The Solution

May
7
2021

Hosted by the international network advancing collaboration towards the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, the program will feature five days of online ‘Catalysing Change’ sessions. Social innovators will share their systems change work with other participants, and create partnerships across countries, regions and sectors. The session we are participating in is focused on ecosystem building, and is an open conversation linking everyone, parents, teachers, school managers, facilitators, guides, and mentors, as we are all part of the solution.

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Changemaking and the Civic Mission of Museums

Apr
21
2021

What must we do to make sure museums, historic sites and other cultural institutions are a part of enabling all young people to grow up as Changemakers and Global Citizens? Join Tom Vander Ark (Getting Smart), Tony Pennay (Reagan Foundation), Nadia Harden (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Fernande Raine (got history?) in an EdCom hosted event for a dynamic conversation that could be a starting place for further collaboration.

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