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May 2019

Family Arts Campaign Webinar: Early Starters

2 May 2019 @ 10:30 - 12:30
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£50

Join the Family Arts Campaign and early years experts TOIH for an exclusive how-to session on creating accessible, creative experiences for very young children and their families. Liz Clark, Artistic Director of TOIH will discuss the value of arts in early years creative, how you can reach families, how to cater for diverse audience needs, and will share ideas for bringing the whole family together through early years activities. The session will also include time to ‘ask the expert’ so bring…

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June 2020

GEM West Midlands virtual coffee morning

9 June 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Meet the new GEM West Midlands rep team for a virtual coffee and cake. Open to members and non members. Join us, your rep team for GEM, for an informal virtual coffee and cake. As a new team we would like to hear what you want and need from GEM in the West Midlands. Where ever you are in your career, member or non member, we want to say hello and find out how we can be relevant to you.…

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Building Professional Confidence

18 June 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:30
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Free – £5

Learn to celebrate your wins and build professional confidence. Confidence in your own abilities and qualifications is critical for career-building at any stage, whether you are a full-time employee or a freelancer. In this workshop, we’ll talk about what it meant to be confident professionally, learn practical tools for projecting confidence (even when you don’t feel it yet), and go through a series of exercises that will help you articulate your professional worth to yourself, your peers, and your superiors.…

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Virtual Classrooms: How to build a digital approach for September

24 June 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Online United Kingdom
Free – £5
Virtual Classrooms

Next school year will be very different to the years before. Learning Teams need to find new ways to engage with schools and their students. Facilitated learning is key to our approach and if schools aren’t able to visit our buildings then we need to find new approaches. In this webinar Frances Jeens from Jewish Museum London will take you through a practical step by step guide through their audience research, build and delivery of their Virtual Classrooms. A programme…

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Collections-based learning during COVID-19

24 June 2020 @ 10:30 - 12:00
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Digital after the crisis Short term effects and long term impacts of COVID-19 on online collections and usage of digital tools for academic heritage

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July 2020

Virtual Classrooms

Virtual Classrooms: How to build a digital approach for September

8 July 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00
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Next school year will be very different to the years before. Learning Teams need to find new ways to engage with schools and their students. Facilitated learning is key to our approach and if schools aren’t able to visit our buildings then we need to find new approaches. In this webinar Frances Jeens from Jewish Museum London will take you through a practical step by step guide through their audience research, build and delivery of their Virtual Classrooms. A programme…

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Virtual Classrooms

15 July 2020 @ 09:30 - 11:00
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GEM, Virtual Classrooms

GEM London Area Rep Frances Jeens from Jewish Museum London will take you through building a virtual classroom space for museum re-opening. Next school year will be very different to the years before. Learning Teams need to find new ways to engage with schools and their students. Facilitated learning is key to our approach and if schools aren’t able to visit our buildings then we need to find new approaches. In this webinar Frances Jeens from Jewish Museum London will…

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Maxwell Museums Presents: How to be a Boss Curator

24 July 2020 @ 08:00 - 17:00
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£9

With COVID causing a shrinking museums sector, there’s more competition for curatorial roles than ever before. An easy way to get ahead is to learn the lessons of curators who are already in their dream jobs - this webinar helps you do just that. This is your chance to hear from 3 expert curators - Brendan Cormier from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dr Sushma Jansari from the British Museum and Frances Reed from the Royal College of Nursing Library…

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Principles of Safeguarding Adults at Risk/ Children and Young People

24 July 2020 @ 08:00 - 17:00
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£21 – £65

For safeguarding to be effective in practice, everyone in your arts , culture or heritage organisation should be aware of the categories and indicators of abuse as well as the process for reporting concerns. By taking this pair of online short courses together, you will leave with a full understanding of the safeguarding principles of working with both children and adults, and how they differ from each other. Ideal for: Frontline workers such as those in education and outreach teams,…

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Making Covid-19 secure loans boxes for schools

29 July 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30
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GEM, Making Covid-19 secure loans boxes for schools

GEM and Leeds Museums and Galleries present… Devising, developing and managing Covid-19 secure loans boxes for schools   Are you considering setting up a loans box service as outreach to schools from September? Worried about making everything safe for schools and your organisation? Looking to making some income? Leeds Museums and Galleries manage a successful, income generating primary schools membership scheme that includes loans boxes containing only accessioned museum objects (no replicas, no models), workshops and CPD. In this session,…

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August 2020

Planning for a Successful Project in the Arts & Cultural Sector

6 August 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00
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£51 – £85

Whether you are developing a funding application or are at the point of initiating a funded project, this workshop will leave you fully equipped and inspired to deliver your own arts and cultural projects. Our expert trainer will support you to consider the different elements needed to deliver a successful project, including organisational structure, engagement models and ways of measuring impact. You will also be helped to identify the different policies and organisational practices that will need to be in…

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Making Covid-19 secure loans boxes for schools

6 August 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30
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Free – £5
GEM, Making Covid-19 secure loans boxes for schools

GEM and Leeds Museums and Galleries present… Devising, developing and managing Covid-19 secure loans boxes for schools   Are you considering setting up a loans box service as outreach to schools from September? Worried about making everything safe for schools and your organisation? Looking to making some income? Leeds Museums and Galleries manage a successful, income generating primary schools membership scheme that includes loans boxes containing only accessioned museum objects (no replicas, no models), workshops and CPD. In this session,…

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Safeguarding Policy & Procedures

25 August 2020 @ 13:30 - 16:00
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£40

This short, practical, online course has been designed to help arts and cultural organisations reflect on their current safeguarding policy and practice, and identify areas for development. In this session, you will work with our trainer to carry out an audit of your current working environment and safeguarding documents, identify potential areas for development and create an action plan to develop next steps. You will also learn about the legal frameworks and guidance that should underpin your organisation’s safeguarding policy…

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Engaging Young People in Digital Resources

26 August 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:30
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Free – £5

Join the Learning Team from across University of Cambridge Museums to discover different approaches to developing online learning resources for schools and families. From working with collections, to designing accessible resources, to marketing your offer; various aspects of remote learning will be explored with skilled educators. Book on to explore recent research about teachers really want from collections-based resources and to hear a selection of case studies from museums working with a range of different collections, teams and budgets. You…

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Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sectors

27 August 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00
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£45 – £75

Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including Categories of Abuse, the Disclosure and Barring service, Duty to Refer and Working Together. The day will provide in-depth practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people.…

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September 2020

East of England Coffee Morning: information sharing and learning

9 September 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00
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Free

Meet the GEM East of England Area Reps in a casual coffee morning. Grab a coffee, come armed with your best experiences and also your worst to share and learn from each other at this informal coffee morning. This is an opportunity to bring a coffee and share learning and experiences with each other and discover what has worked really well and what has worked less so. Members and non-members are welcome to book on.

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Mindfulness at the Museum

30 September 2020 @ 15:00 - 16:30
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Free – £5

GEM NE are bringing to you an afternoon of wellbeing and mindfulness. Discover some of the exciting projects and programs of work that have been taking place around the country, promoting mindfulness and wellbeing with staff or visitors. Take part in a short meditation session and learn some tips and techniques for managing stressful situations led by Ana Flynn, Conservation Officer from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. Find out about the History, Health and Happiness program with Victoria Ryves,…

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October 2020

Introduction to the Space for Learning Covid Guidance

1 October 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:30
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Free

Find out more about the Space for Learning Covid Guidance from members of the project task and finish groups. About this Event Talks unpacking each of the sections in the guidance by colleagues involved in the project working in museum and arts venues, followed by breakouts for discussion about the guidance and what further help and support you need. Delivered in partnership by the Clore Duffield Foundation, Engage, the Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and the Theatre Education Forum…

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Preparing your school for outdoor learning

7 October 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:00
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Free – £5

Details Speakers: Dave Scourfield, OEAP and Kirstin Whitney, The Park Primary School There is increasing awareness of the benefits of taking learning outdoors. Taking learning beyond the classroom – whether that is in school grounds, home learning environments or a local space – is a vital tool to help deliver the curriculum safely and support children’s learning, health and wellbeing. Dave Scourfield, Outdoor Education Adviser will share practical advice and guidance of how to plan, deliver and evaluate learning experiences…

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The environment outside the classroom: curriculum linked outdoor learning activity ideas

13 October 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:00
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Free – £5

Details Speaker: Jim Langley, Nature’s Way This webinar is primarily aimed at schools and providers. Inspiring children by making learning real and contextual. This online webinar offers a range of activities that demonstrate the potential for outdoor learning in your school grounds or immediate surroundings. The fun and practical activities are all curriculum linked and provide ideas which will enhance your delivery of science, maths and literacy. They can be incorporated into a scheme of work or adapted and used…

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GEM Anti-Racism In Practice Course

14 October 2020
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An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 18 November 2020

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£145 – £190

GEM is proud to debut a new online course suited for learning professionals who are in a position to make change and influence equitable and positive action. It’s time to convert words into action and explore what being anti-racist means in practice.  What can the heritage sector do about racism? Go further than being defensive and convert passive words into action.  This course will provide you with the opportunity to:  Learn what embedding social justice looks like in practice from speakers inside and outside…

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Developing Remote Learning Programmes / Rhaglenni Datblygu Dysgu o Bell

14 October 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Free – £5

Delivered in partnership with the Welsh Museums Federation this course will include examples of best practice in engaging schools and other groups including families remotely. The course will provide up to date guidance regarding delivery of learning programmes in the context of Covid-19 and emerging best practice in delivering a digital museum learning offer for schools. Chaired by GEM Director Rachel Tranter, the course includes case studies from learning practitioners to provide a variety of practical examples and top tips…

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Supporting Remote and Virtual Learning

20 October 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Free – £5

GEM – Group for Education in Museums working in partnership with Museums Galleries Scotland has developed a new online course to support museums in Scotland to deliver remote and digital learning. GEM operates throughout the UK and Europe, supporting emerging to senior professionals involved in delivering learning in museums, heritage and cultural settings. The course will include examples of best practice examples in engaging schools and other groups including families remotely. The course will provide up to date guidance regarding…

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GEM Anti-Racism In Practice Course

21 October 2020
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An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 18 November 2020

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£145 – £190

GEM is proud to debut a new online course suited for learning professionals who are in a position to make change and influence equitable and positive action. It’s time to convert words into action and explore what being anti-racist means in practice.  What can the heritage sector do about racism? Go further than being defensive and convert passive words into action.  This course will provide you with the opportunity to:  Learn what embedding social justice looks like in practice from speakers inside and outside…

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LOtC Mark Masterclass for Schools

21 October 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:00
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Free – £5

Details Schools…are you struggling to implement the LOtC Mark framework? Do you have questions about how to put together an application or what kind of evidence is needed? Or perhaps you’re unsure of what the award covers? Join us at this masterclass where Sally Thompson, CLOtC Accreditations and CPD Manager, will be on-hand to answer all of your LOtC Mark questions and offer support in implementing the framework to support LOtC development across the whole curriculum. Find out more about…

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Revisiting Content and the Black Curriculum

22 October 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Free – £5

Education has the power to reach into history and seek out diverse stories to highlight the contributions of people of colour throughout time. In light of the recent Black Lives Matter campaign, it has never been more important for museums to take action with regards to anti-racism, especially within museum learning. Delivered in partnership with Share East Museums this interactive course will provide an opportunity to learn from recent practice and discuss and share ideas peer to peer. Chaired by…

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GEM Anti-Racism In Practice Course

28 October 2020
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An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 18 November 2020

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£145 – £190

GEM is proud to debut a new online course suited for learning professionals who are in a position to make change and influence equitable and positive action. It’s time to convert words into action and explore what being anti-racist means in practice.  What can the heritage sector do about racism? Go further than being defensive and convert passive words into action.  This course will provide you with the opportunity to:  Learn what embedding social justice looks like in practice from speakers inside and outside…

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November 2020

GEM Anti-Racism In Practice Course

4 November 2020
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An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 18 November 2020

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£145 – £190

GEM is proud to debut a new online course suited for learning professionals who are in a position to make change and influence equitable and positive action. It’s time to convert words into action and explore what being anti-racist means in practice.  What can the heritage sector do about racism? Go further than being defensive and convert passive words into action.  This course will provide you with the opportunity to:  Learn what embedding social justice looks like in practice from speakers inside and outside…

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Space for Learning: blended learning

5 November 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:30
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Free

Find out more about the Space for Learning blended learning guidance and hear case studies from members of the project task and finish group About this Event Summary of the existing evidence on how best to deliver blended learning, case studies from UK museums and arts organisations that are delivering blended learning and breakouts for further discussion. Delivered in partnership by the Clore Duffield Foundation, Engage, the Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and the Theatre Education Forum (TEF). Workshop…

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Museum Education and The Black Curriculum

9 November 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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Free – £5

What is the Black Curriculum and how was it created? Why is it important to bring black history and hidden stories to the forefront of education? The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise that aims to empower young people in Britain, and embed black history so it is taught all year round. Lavinya Stennett started The Black Curriculum in 2019, as a solution to the problem of the lack of representation of black British history in education. The Black Curriculum…

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GEM Anti-Racism In Practice Course

11 November 2020
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An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 18 November 2020

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£145 – £190

GEM is proud to debut a new online course suited for learning professionals who are in a position to make change and influence equitable and positive action. It’s time to convert words into action and explore what being anti-racist means in practice.  What can the heritage sector do about racism? Go further than being defensive and convert passive words into action.  This course will provide you with the opportunity to:  Learn what embedding social justice looks like in practice from speakers inside and outside…

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GEM Anti-Racism In Practice Course

18 November 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 18 November 2020

Online United Kingdom + Google Map
£145 – £190

GEM is proud to debut a new online course suited for learning professionals who are in a position to make change and influence equitable and positive action. It’s time to convert words into action and explore what being anti-racist means in practice.  What can the heritage sector do about racism? Go further than being defensive and convert passive words into action.  This course will provide you with the opportunity to:  Learn what embedding social justice looks like in practice from speakers inside and outside…

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GEM Membership and Loans Box Drop In with Leeds Museums and Galleries

19 November 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00
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Free – £5

Leeds Museums and Galleries run a successful income generating membership scheme involving loans boxes, workshops, and wrap around cultural and curriculum support for schools in Leeds. In this relaxed session, Emily Nelson, Learning and Access Officer at the Leeds Discovery Centre, will talk through the membership scheme, and answer any questions that you might have about any aspect of it. Come along for the whole session, or drop in and ask your question.

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Academic success and mental health: Education, Heritage and Health

24 November 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00
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Free – £5

In this GEM Scotland event we will be exploring and discussing the circular benefits of good mental health and successful learning. Our four panellists, detailed below, will share their approaches to and experience of bringing together and delivering programmes, projects and resources developed to support mental health and wellbeing in young people. Themes included will cover partnerships, evaluation and the importance of purpose and language.   Speaker Bios Ruthanne Baxter Ruthanne Baxter started her career as a Music Teacher before…

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Culture Reimagined Virtual Summit

24 November 2020 @ 13:00 - 17:30
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Free

Culture Reimagined is a free half-day virtual summit full of discussions, debates, and tech demos with the leading cultural institutions, agencies, and innovators in the sector. Immerse UK has teamed up with Musemio to produce an interactive conference that celebrates innovation in the cultural sector. ______________________________________________________________________ Are you ready to supercharge your ideas about innovation in the cultural sector? Join the UKs newest summit for forward-thinking museums and cultural institutions.Culture Reimagined is where innovation in the cultural sector is celebrated.…

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GEM Cymru Coffee Morning

27 November 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00
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Free

Join the GEM Cymru team for our next digital coffee morning! Grab yourself a cuppa and a slice of cake. This event is open to GEM Members and Non-Members. Group for Education in Museums (GEM) champions excellence in heritage learning to improve the education, health and wellbeing of the general public. GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums and heritage. GEM Cymru invites learning, museum and teaching professionals in Wales to its first virtual coffee morning on Friday…

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December 2020

Workload Wins – Lifting the Load

1 December 2020 @ 13:00 - 15:00
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£7.50 – £15.00

Set against the backdrop of Covid 19, workloads have increased as staff size shrinks. Using the key principles of ‘Coaching Culture’ this practical session is designed to support you to navigate the sense of overwhelm. By the end of the session you will leave with a personalised action plan to help you achieve your work load and celebrate your successes. You will analyse your current work practices and growth mindset, before creatively designing a method that works for you and…

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Online safeguarding for museum and heritage learning programmes

2 December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:30
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£7.0 – £15.00

Join GEM and Artswork in an online safeguarding course for museum and heritage learning professionals. This comprehensive 2.5 hour course will focus on safeguarding and help you to consider your work with schools and the risks associated with online platforms and apps. Open to GEM members and non-members, this course will include helpful and practical information on adapting and developing new safeguarding policies which cover online engagement, and during the session you will use a practical risk assessing process to…

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Creative Facilitation Course – Part #1

3 December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:30
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£57 – £95

This course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, we will be using a number of different exercises and games in order to illustrate content. We will also look at group dynamics, communication issues and different learning styles in order to explore…

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Understanding Autism

8 December 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00
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Free – £5

Autism is neither a new nor a growing condition but museums are increasingly aware of the need to cater for this audience and to support team members affected by it. This can seem daunting because every autistic person is different. Although their abilities and the challenges they face vary hugely, there are common features. In this presentation, Jo will introduce some of these, talk about the prevalence of autism, and explain some of the associated terminology you might encounter. With…

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Creative Facilitation Course – Part #2

10 December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:30
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£57 – £95

This course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, we will be using a number of different exercises and games in order to illustrate content. We will also look at group dynamics, communication issues and different learning styles in order to explore…

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January 2021

Virtual Classrooms Experience with Jewish Museum London and GEM

12 January @ 10:00 - 11:30
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£7.50 – £15.00

In this session we will invite you to participate in a Virtual Classroom just how students experience these sessions. You’ll take the role of the teacher/students and we’ll lead you through the experience from pre visit resources, to the workshop on the day, right through to post visit activities. You’ll experience just what the teachers and students do to help support you in your design and delivery of Virtual Classroom sessions. This event will be a 60 minute participatory workshop…

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Evaluating Online Learning Programmes

20 January @ 10:00 - 12:30
Online United Kingdom
£7.50 – £15.00

Digital has transformed our practice over the last few months but how do we measure our success in this new virtual world? Experienced consultant and evaluator Nicky Boyd will guide you through all the steps to ensuring effective evaluation of your online programmes. This 2.5-hour course will focus on the different stages of evaluation to include theory and examples of best practice, ensuring impact measurement is central within your planning processes and piloting of new ways of working as well…

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February 2021

Coronavirus Conversations: Learning and Engagement Manifesto

3 February @ 15:00 - 16:00
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The first in a series of three webinars scheduled for 2021 that will examine key aspects of the Museums Association’s manifesto for museum learning and engagement. Join David Anderson, Director, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, in a panel discussion about the first two headers of the manifesto – cultural rights and cultural democracy, and social justice. Confirmed speakers include: Claire Benjamin, Head of Learning and Participation, National Museums Liverpool Kath Davies, Director of Collections and Research, Amgueddfa Cymru –…

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Space for Learning: Future-proofing learning services

18 February @ 16:00 - 17:30
Online United Kingdom
Free – £5

How do learning services in museums, galleries, heritage and performing arts sites plan for the next year and beyond? About this Event This workshop will include speakers who will discuss and offer their solutions to the following questions: How do learning services in museums, galleries, heritage and performing arts sites plan for the next year and beyond? How can we respond to the challenge of continuing a digital offer alongside the upscaling of onsite activity? How can we collectively support…

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March 2021

GEM Event: Young People – Career Opportunities and Progression Routes into the Sector

3 March @ 10:00 - 12:00
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£7.50 – £15.00

This past year has been particularly difficult for young people with both COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter affecting mental health and well-being, along with the unpredictability of future study and employment opportunities. Consultant for Arts Education and Evaluation Rachel Moss will use her experience in setting up paid traineeships, evaluating young people’s programmes, and as a mentor for young people, along with her What Next? Research report for Tate’s Routes In Programme, as a springboard into looking at how we…

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GEM Event: Early Years LIVE

10 March @ 10:00 - 12:00
Online United Kingdom
£7.50 – £15.00

This webinar will be facilitated by Jo Graham, who is well known for her work with early years audiences in museums. Jo will talk about how young children learn and what that means for online provision. She will be joined by a host of colleagues who have created digital programmes that delight and captivate the youngest museum and heritage enthusiasts. We will be joined by the following speakers: Joe Carr of The Red House to speak about engaging children virtually…

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Space for Learning: Supporting Staff

18 March @ 16:00 - 17:30
Online United Kingdom
Free – £5

How do we best support staff and volunteers to feel safe returning to on-site working in our learning spaces? About this Event This workshop will include speakers discussing and offering their solutions to the following questions: How do we best support staff and volunteers to feel safe returning to on-site working in our learning spaces? What measures should we have in place? What do risk assessments need to cover? What practical examples are there of learning teams supporting staff wellbeing?…

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GEM Event: Making Your Learning Website Work For You

24 March @ 10:00 - 12:30
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£7.50 – £15.00

Join us for this webinar workshop facilitated by Digital Heritage Consultant and GEM Digital Volunteer Martin Bazley which will last 2.5 hours including a short break. Martin will provide insights into how to make a learning website more effective, including practical demos of user testing, to show how it works. There will opportunities for questions during the session and detailed handouts will be supplied afterwards. Topics to be covered during the session and/or in the handouts - How user testing…

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April 2021

GEM North West- Visible Thinking in Practice

13 April @ 10:30 - 12:30
Online United Kingdom
£7.50 – £15.00

Discover how Visible Thinking can enhance your learning offer, both online and in-person. Visible Thinking offers heritage sites a way of engaging with all ages and abilities through creative and critical thinking techniques. Easily adaptable to individual sites and collections, Visible Thinking offers a flexible and participatory approach to audience’s engagement within learning programmes. Through this session you will:- * Gain understanding of what Visible Thinking is and the variety of techniques involved * Take part in guided Visible Thinking…

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Data Protection Essentials for Learning Teams and Freelancers

21 April @ 10:00 - 12:00
Online United Kingdom
£7.50 – £15.00

Management of data is an ongoing necessity for everyone involved in delivering learning within within museums, heritage and cultural settings. This detailed half day GEM webinar featuring Facilitator Naomi Korn will provide an introduction to data protection principles and will support attendees to ensure that they and their organisation complies with current data protection legislation. This session is suitable for freelance practitioners and staff working in learning teams within museums, heritage and cultural settings. Facilitator Bio: Naomi Korn, Managing Director,…

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May 2021

Build it, Brand it, Brave it

13 May @ 10:00 - 12:00
Online United Kingdom
£7.50 – £15

Struggling to align what you do with the way you promote yourself? Feel uncomfortable about self-promotion? Want to market yourself in a way that makes an impact? This 2-hour interactive webinar is not a ‘how to’, but a ‘how to do you’; designed to help build your brand or freelance business in an authentic way that is easy to promote. In this session and through the accompanying workbook you will; - Build: Take a hands-on, practical approach to help you align your…

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June 2021

Reopening for Learning – Moving Forward Together

9 June @ 10:00 - 11:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free – £5.00

Join this facilitated discussion around reopening museums and heritage sites for learning to find a way forward together.

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Beyond Inclusivity

15 June @ 10:00 - 12:00
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£7.50 – £15.00

  This workshop, led by Bernadette Lynch and Mark O’Neill, will explore the strategic potential of engagement work in our society to democratise museums and reduce inequalities in museum attendance.   Click here to book today!   Bernadette Lynch: 'From an ethics of charity to active solidarity' Ten years on from her seminal report for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Whose Cake is it Anyway? Bernadette will reflect on how little has really changed in that time in the process of…

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November 2021

GEM East: Decolonising Museums: Challenging Narratives & Sharing Power

18 November @ 15:00 - 16:00
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
Free – £5.00

Join GEM East to hear about Colchester and Ipswich Museums' decolonisation journey, and think about how your own organisation could do something similar.

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