On November 1-3 2015, five senior EDC instructional designers—Kirsten Peterson (at left), Ilene Kantrov, Kristen Bjork, Erin Earnst, and Stacie Cassat Green—presented and co-led multi-disciplinary working sessions that formed the core of the Distance Learning Summit at Crystal Bridges. Hosted by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and sponsored by Windgate Charitable Foundation and Northern Trust, the focus of the Summit was "Art Museums & Educational Innovation.”
Anne Kraybill, Director of Education and Research in Learning at Crystal Bridges, said “Crystal Bridges was thrilled to have the participation of EDC at the Distance Learning Summit. Crystal Bridges has worked closely with EDC to develop two dynamic online arts education courses. We wanted to share their expertise and creativity with the art museum field at the Distance Learning Summit to give participants the chance to experience high-quality instructional design and collaboration.”
Peterson, who provided Opening Remarks at the Summit, said, “We are honored partner with Crystal Bridges and so many other museum, business, and education leaders to strategize and build solutions for bringing museum resources and learning into formal education arenas. To me, the Summit exemplifies the power of partnerships. Crystal Bridges is leading the charge to make museums part of innovating learning, and they are pouring resources, time, and passion into making this happen by galvanizing the energies of committed leaders from diverse fields.” Keynote speakers at the Summit include Richard Culatta (Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education), Elizabeth Merritt (Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums), Beth Harris and Steven Zucker (Co-Founders and Executive Editors of Smarthistory on Khan Academy), Christine Kuan (Artsy), and Nik Honeysett (Balboa Park Online Collaborative).
- Learn about the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program for teachers launched in April 2017.
- Explore the two courses that EDC and Crystal Bridges collaborated to develop.
- Read an EDC press release about EDC’s and Crystal Bridges’ American Alliance of Museums' Gold MUSE award for the development of the online course, “American Identity through the Arts.”
Last Updated: April 2017