Jessica Lane is the Manager of Museum Education at MoPOP in Seattle, WA.
She has worked in museum education for nearly twenty years with experience at historic site interpretive tours, children’s museums, and creative writing programs.
She joined MoPOP in 2015 and oversees their in-museum educational programs including in-museum and livestream workshops, homeschool programs, student clubs, summer camps, and more.
She is a life-long sci-fi fan who proudly displays her Star Trek cast autographs, original Star Wars action figures, and female hero collectibles anywhere she can. She believes in the power of pop culture to teach about inclusion, acceptance, and compassion.
Speaking at Culture Geek Conference
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Session: A New Kind of Clubbing: Creating Virtual Student Spaces
With schools closed and families isolated at home, students face unique mental health challenges that directly impact their academic achievements.
We’ll explore how the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA pivoted programming to create safe, student-centered social spaces through our virtual student club program.
Using museum content to drive our clubs, we connect students to like-minded peers and develop their socio-emotional skills in a safe, remote environment.
From building self-sustaining communities in Minecraft to learning from professional cosplay artists or discussing graphic novels, we’ll investigate how MoPOP’s club programs support students’ mental health by creating student-centered virtual environments.
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