13th Biennial Project Archaeology Coordinator’s Conference and National Archaeology Education Conference: Best Practices in Archaeology Education



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13th Biennial Project Archaeology

Coordinator’s Conference

and

National Archaeology Education Conference:

Best Practices in Archaeology Education

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Cortez, Colorado

October 27-31, 2014



Draft Agenda
Goals:

  1. Develop a vision for archaeology education for the next 25 years.

  2. Develop and implement mechanisms to sustain and professionalize archaeology education.

  3. Identify common ground and common needs of all archaeology educators.

  4. Provide professional development for archaeology educators.

  5. Build and sustain a national network of archaeology educators.


Conference Outcomes

As a participant in the annual Project Archaeology conference, you will:



  1. Have multiple opportunities to learn with and from other archaeology educators.

  2. Collaboratively build a vision for sustaining and professionalizing archaeology education; begin plans for implementing the vision.

  3. Be able to teach K-12 age learners (in both formal and informal venues) about archaeology in an effective way that aligns to school standards.

  4. Have access to high-quality educational materials that teach cultural understanding, scientific and historical inquiry, and archaeological stewardship.

  5. Examine a current publication on public archaeology and establish a solid relationship between public archaeology and archaeology education.


Required Reading:

Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement: Working toward the Public Good, by Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel, 2014. Left Coast Press: Walnut Creek, CA.
Recommended Reading:

Public Participation in Archaeology, edited by Suzie Thomas and Joanne Lea, 2014. The Boydell Press: UK
Getting to Know Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, by Teresa Cohn, 2005. The Watercourse, Montana State University, Bozeman. available at www.projectarchaeology.orgMonday, October 27, 2014

Dinner 5:30 – 6:00 pm

Evening 6:00 pm Welcome and Get Acquainted (Mesa Verde Room)

  • Welcome

  • Silent Auction Begins!

  • Ice Breaker

  • Orientation to Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

  • History of Archaeology Education and Project Archaeology

  • Display Posters


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Breakfast 7:30 to 8:00 am

Morning 8:15 am (Mesa Verde Room)

  • Opening session - Review conference goals and agenda

  • Concurrent Sessions

  • Project Archaeology and Crow Canyon Curricula Workshop

  • Project Archaeology 25th Anniversary Planning and Business Meeting


Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon 1:00 pm

  • Literature Circle: Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement: Working toward the Public Good, by Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel, 2014. Left Coast Press: Walnut Creek, CA.

  • Identify Common Ground and Common Needs

  • Develop a Vision for Archaeology Education for the Next 25 Years

  • Prepare for 2015 conferences (AIA, SHA, SAA, and the Project Archaeology conference)

  • Ongoing: Project Archaeology Help Desk – networking and assistance


Dinner Break 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Evening 7:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Project Archaeology Help Desk – assistance with existing programs or planning a new program

  • Mentoring: Get some help with becoming a Project Archaeology coordinator or starting a new archaeology education program in your state.

  • Poster Session


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Breakfast 7:30 to 8:00 am

Morning 8:00 am (Be packed and ready to go to the field by 7:45)

  • Basketmaker Communities Project

  • Yellowjacket Pueblo (The Archaeological Conservancy)


Lunch In the field


Dinner 5:30 to 6:00

Evening Session 7:00 – 8:30 pm (optional)

  • Crosswalk Formal and Informal Education


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Breakfast 7:30 to 8:30 am

Morning 8:30 am

    • Concurrent Sessions

  • Project Archaeology and Crow Canyon Curricula Workshop

  • Engage Teachers, Reach Students: Marketing Project Archaeology and Archaeology Education


Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon

    • Village Ecodynamics Project: Archaeological Research and Education (Dr. Mark Varien, CCAC)

    • Working Sessions

      • Vision for Archaeology Education

      • Implementing the Vision

      • Sustaining and Professionalizing Archaeology Education

      • Other

        • Closing session – Developing a National Network of Archaeology Educators

        • Evaluations


Dinner 5:30 - 6:00 pm


Friday, October 31, 2014

Breakfast 7:30 to 8:30 am
Morning (9:00 to 12:00; optional)

National Project Archaeology Office Staff available for consultation


Sustaining and Professionalizing Archaeology Education (continue the working sessions)

  • Resume qualifications for a professional archaeology educator

  • Courses to take in college


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Safe Travels Home – Thanks for Coming!


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