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Daniel

Daniel Pecoraro Education Program Coordinator The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Daniel Pecoraro is an Education Program Coordinator at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. At the Institute, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Affiliate School Program, a network of over 18,000 K-12 schools worldwide, and coordinates monthly offerings to teachers, the Civil War Essay Contest for Grades 6-12, and the Dear George Washington Contest for grades 2-5. In addition, he coordinates the Institute's internship program for high school and college students, and as part of a team of four coordinates 30+ Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars each summer. 
 
Prior to joining the Gilder Lehrman Institute staff, he served as School Groups Coordinator and Member and Donor Relations Coordinator at the National Museum of Mathematics, including management of school trip series for Title I schools sponsored by Google, Con Edison, OppenheimerFunds, and Two Sigma Investments. Daniel is also a volunteer at Interference Archive in Brooklyn and serves as Co-Chair of NYCMER's Mentors and Intern Supervisors Peer Group.
 
A proud alumnus of the New York City public school system from Kindergarten through a Master's degree, Daniel earned his BA in History at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2014 and his MA in History at Hunter in 2017.
Reading Room, NY Public Library, 2012 annual conference photograph

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Professional Organizations and Communities

 

EdCom
http://www.edcom.org/
A part of the American Alliance of Museums, The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators, and promotes professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education.

 

American Alliance of Museums
http://aam-us.org/home
The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) strengthens the museum community through advocacy, developing best practices and standards, and providing resources and career development. Many NYCMER members attend AAM's Annual Meeting, and the NYCMER Board recommends reading the 2012 and 2014 National Comparative Museum Salary Surveys.

 

GEM Group for Education in Museums
http://www.gem.org.uk/
They “promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organizations.” They are based in the UK, but have members around the world.

 

InformalScience.org
http://www.informalscience.org/

“InformalScience.org is a growing online community site that strives to support knowledge-sharing, collaboration and the growth of innovation among diverse professionals in the field of informal science education. The site seeks to connect research, practice and evaluation work to a living collection of informal learning projects.” It is part of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).

 

Media and Technology Committee
http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/

The Media and Technology Committee is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to identify, access, and advocate a broad variety of program uses for media and technology in helping museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.

 

Museum Education Roundtable
http://museumeducation.info/

Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable fosters professionalism among museum educators across the United States by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum- based learning. MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education