A Training Program for Stepping Up Effective Docent Engagement with Youth (2013 SF)

McNay Art Museum and Texas State University-San Marcos

Distractions that disengage youth on school tours have escalated and are taxing docents' abilities to make museum experiences meaningful for students. A university educator/docent and the Museum's Director of Education will offer insights that will help docents step up their skills for engaging adolescents and youth effectively. They will present a humorous blend of strategies that build docents' confidence in their abilities to overcome these challenging distractions.

Presenters: Dr. Teri Evans-Palmer, Assistant Professor of Art Education and school docent who has researched engaging students with humor and heart; Kate Carey, Education Director and developer of Docent Training Programs