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Face-to-Face “One Good Thing” Workshop:

Simulation-Based Learning Experiences from a Cross-Departmental Perspective

Monday, Dec. 3
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Simi Valley, CA

in collaboration with EdCom

Experience the Air Force One Discovery Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library through discussion and participation with colleagues from a range of professional perspectives. The Air Force One Discovery Center is an immersive, educational experience designed to inspire the next generation of leaders, allowing students to face the responsibilities and challenges encountered by the Executive branch, military and media, while engaging in a highly interactive simulation exercise fostering critical thinking, decision-making and leadership skills. Discussion leaders will share the process of creating this immersive program, as well as research on the value of simulation learning or game-based museum learning experiences.

This program is the pilot of a new Alliance series, “One Good Thing” featuring regional face-to-face professional development opportunities in which participants explore a specific program or topic at a local host institution.

Who Should Attend

Cross-departmental teams are encouraged to attend including: museum educators, exhibitions planners, audience research and evaluation professionals, development staff, public programs staff, PR and marketing professionals, visitor services/experience staff, and museum directors or senior staff looking to develop or revise education-related programming pan-institutionally.

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Consider the concept of employing simulations as part of an informal learning experience in their own institutions
  • Discuss the broader implications of this type of experiential learning (or “role-play”) on the changing learning landscape
  • Advocate for museums as essential educational institutions.

All Alliance “One Good Thing” programs feature practical information, local facilitators, skills-building activities, and opportunities for discussion and networking. This program will feature a Twitter conversation using a specific hashtag so that others can participate virtually.

Presenters

  • Tony Pennay, director, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
  • Alissa Whiteley, manager, Air Force One Discovery Center, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
  • Lisa Hartsock, director, foundation and corporate relations, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
  • Other presenters TBA

Draft Agenda

(subject to change)
 9 a.m.:
Presentation and Discussion: Program Planning and Implementation
 9:45 a.m.
Experience the Program
 11 a.m.
Break
 11:15 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion
 12:45 p.m.
Wrap up
 1 p.m.
Optional informal lunch and museum tour.
Lunch is not included in registration.

You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours.

For more program-related information, contact Greg Stevens.

Location

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Roosevelt/ Jefferson Rooms, Discovery Center
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Free parking in visitor lot. Follow the signs.

About The Air Force One Discovery Center

The historical scenario of the Air Force One Discovery Center focuses on the military action taken on the island of Grenada in October of 1983. This immersive, educational experience is designed to inspire the next generation of leaders, allowing students to explore the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive branch, military, and media while engaging in a highly interactive simulation exercise that fosters critical thinking, decision-making and leadership skills.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.