FRAME Educators Conference
FRAME will host a virtual FRAME Educators Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST. The Educators Conference is open to all FRAME members. The two-hour conference will begin with an interactive presentation about the FRAMEwork: A Guide for Welcoming Museum Visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a ground-breaking publication that serves as a model of best practice for engaging neurodiverse people of all ages. Included in the presentation will be a live demonstration of the “sensory tote bag” that the educators created to help engage visitors with autism, and each museum will receive one after the conference.
The second part of the conference will include breakout sessions for informal discussions and sharing experiences about continuing efforts to engage with our communities. Using the FRAMEwork Guide as a case study, we will address universal inclusion and accessibility in museums through open discussions. This virtual forum will offer the opportunity to reflect on how educators can contribute to redefine the connection between museums and their publics.
The FRAME Educators Conference, originally scheduled for October 27-28, 2020 in Hartford, was re-shaped to a virtual meeting due to the health crisis and the restrictions on travel.
We are most grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their generous support that made this conference possible.