What Does A Typical Week Look Like for JMM Education?
These are just photographs of three of several programs offered during the course of seven days in April at the JMM…
On Wednesday, April 22nd, the JMM welcomed upper middle school students from Sacred Heart, a Catholic school in Mount Washington to tour the Museum. After their tour, students listened to Holocaust survivor, George Rabinek, share his life experiences. That afternoon, a group of museum studies students from Johns Hopkins received a special treat: a behind-the-scenes tour! Only offered to small, older groups, the students were able to see the downstairs collection area in a tour led by Senior Collections Manager, Jobi Zink.
On Thursday, the JMM hosted teachers from Howard County Public Schools for the professional development workshop, Echoes & Reflections, led by Danielle Goldberg from the Anti-Defamation League. The JMM has hosted this workshop for teachers from several jurisdictions and is happy to include more.
At the same time, JMM volunteers were out doing some professional development of their own, touring the Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum. Additionally, JMM education staff led a program for 7th graders from Federal Hill Prep, a Baltimore City Public School.
On Friday, a group of students from Lakeland Elementary, a Baltimore City Public School, toured the Museum. That Sunday brought several groups, including the penultimate session with Kol Ha Lev, a religious school who was showcased in last month’s educator e-newsletter. On Monday, one of the education staff led an outreach program at Beit R-J, Baltimore’s joint religious evening school for high school students belonging to several Reform affiliated synagogues.
Tuesday brought a large group of students from Potomac High School, a public school from Prince George’s County. The students not only toured the Museum and exhibits but also participated in an Archival Exploration in our library on the topic of immigration.
On Wednesday, April 29th, the JMM welcomed students back from Oakland Mills High School, a public school in Howard County. Oakland Mills had brought a different set of students last October. That afternoon, an adult group from Holy Communion Lutheran Church participated in our tour program.
Just another typical week for the education staff at the JMM!