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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Monday, December 8 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Back to the Future: Applying 21st Century Tools and Learning Skills to Manuscript Collections

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This session highlight the ways in which combining 21st century learning skills with modern technology can breathe life into manuscripts for today's student. We will look at several collections from the VHS manuscript holdings, and demonstrate how primary source analysis and focused inquiry lead to effective learning. We will examine how these documents are used both within the physical museum, and also how the lesson is adapted and delivered for HistoryConnects, the distance learning initiative from the Virginia Historical Society. Participants will work with unique, mostly unknown sources and 21st century tools, including social media, to create modern, relevant lessons ideas for today's student. Primary sources from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries will be used.

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Evan Liddiard

Senior Education Specialist, Virginia Historical Society
Head of distance learning and digital outreach for the Virginia Historical Society. Ask me about HistoryConnects.

Monday December 8, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Attendees (16)