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Conferences & Webinars

Meet us in-person and online

Reflecting on Practice Leaders offer workshops and share their experiences at regional and national conferences. Come join us at one of the conferences to preview the program and listen to their stories.

Upcoming conference sessions

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference

September 9-13, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Reflecting on Practice – Exhibit Hall Roundtable. Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12-2pm in the Exhibit Hall D. Meet, mingle, and play with water! Share your experience with professional learning and Reflecting on Practice. Bring your friends. Make new friends.
  • Advancing the conversation on developing education professionals. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4-5:30pm in Room 138. This session advances the conversation about how the field could and should prepare its professionals through a discussion on the implications of institutional investments in educational professionals. Executives and educators from three AZA institutions will talk about their philosophies on and approaches to professional learning. They will leverage their experiences implementing the Reflecting on Practice professional learning program to discuss the details of what deep and meaningful institutional investments in staff development looks like in practice.
  • Reflecting on Practice: A Community Gathering. Friday, October 20th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free, lunch provided. Registration required. Come to this workshop to learn and actively participate in new activities and discussions on current research on learning from the curriculum. Meet, connect with, and share stories with other RoP Facilitators.
  • Reflecting on Practice Meet up. Saturday, October 21, 2017: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Marriott. A meet up for anyone curious about RoP, alumni of RoP, currently participating in RoP, facilitating and championing the program. Bring your friends. Share your stories.
  • Reflecting on Practice: Pushing the Field Toward Professional Learning. Sunday, October 22nd, 1:15 – 2:30 pm. How do we cultivate learning organizations that emphasize the learning and growth of its employees? How can we make it sustainable? Learn from stories shared by senior directors at three informal learning institutions as they reflect on their experiences advocating for and supporting adoption of the Reflecting on Practice program.
  • Reflecting on Practice: Understanding the neuroscience of how people learn and ways to use that knowledge for better interpretation. Have you ever wondered how people learn? Or how knowing this can create better opportunities to get your messages to get across? Join this interactive workshop to investigate current research in neuroscience; dive into ways you can build supportive visitor experiences; and gain strategies for transforming practices at your site. The Reflecting on Practice Professional Learning Program is a learning partner for NAI – learn how you can take it back to your site for continuing education credits.
  • Reflecting on Practice Blended Coaching Workshop. Tuesday, November 14th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. $165, Lunch provided. Do you wonder what we currently know about how people learn? Are you interested in establishing a community among your staff that enhances teaching practice based on research on learning? Come join other leaders and/or emerging leaders (mid-level managers, coordinators, or directors) from education or volunteer departments, in this Reflecting on Practice Blended Coaching Workshop™. Reflecting on Practice™ is a professional learning program for educators of informal science at every level. You will learn about this program and be able to bring it back to your institution. We begin the workshop in-person at the conference, and then continue to meet online for 6-8 sessions afterwards.

Past Events

Reflecting on Practice Leaders share their experiences and stories online through webinars, hosted by ASTC, NAI, and AZA.

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