Past Event- Beyond Zoom: Exploring Platforms+ Tools for Virtual Learning

Oct 17, 2020 2:00PM—3:30PM




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Trying to choose the best platform or piece of technology for your program? Join us as we learn from experts in the field about the best tools to use beyond Zoom. Building upon the “Beyond the Walls: Museum Educational Programs in the Digital Space” session from the 2020 NYCMER Conference, this webinar will feature museum education experts as they discuss the pros and cons of different technologies.

Joining us to present on different tools are:

  • Nell Klugman, Education Programs Manager,  the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
  • Shay Saleem, Manager of Teen Leadership Programs, The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
  • Emilie Lygren, Curriculum Developer and Professional Learning Specialist, BEETLES: Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing, Lawrence Hall of Science

Following the short presentations will be a brief Q&A session where we’d love to hear about your challenges and successes with different tools for online learning.

Nell Klugman, is an arts educator currently working as Education Programs Manager at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She holds an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was a Graduate Student Teacher at the Harvard Art Museums, and a B.A. in American Studies from Yale. She has previously been an educator and administrator at other art and historical museums and creative writing nonprofits.

Shihadah “Shay” Saleem, Manager of Teen Leadership Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, is a co-founder of GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls, and manager of its Youth Leadership Institute. Shay graduated with a B.A. from Alfred University, majoring in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in natural sciences and geology. She is a graduate of University of South Florida, College of Marine Science with a Master of Science in Marine Geomorphology. A two-time recipient of NSF’s GK-12 OCEANS program, she worked as a graduate mentor for the outreach program, Oceanography Camp for Girls and a graduate teaching assistant at an elementary and middle school of Pinellas County Florida. In 2008 she returned to New York to work at the Intrepid Museum delivering and developing STEM and history based programs and workshops for K-12 schools, teachers, cultural institutions and communities. Shay’s passion is teaching and mentoring young women, introducing them to the myriad possibilities and opportunities in STEM careers.


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