Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Meagan Mahaffy

Meagan Mahaffy is the Education Coordinator for Programs, Partnerships, and Internships at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Since joining the team in 2017, she has contributed significantly to a variety of design literacy programs in New York City and across the nation, including professional development workshops for educators, the Design Scholars program for NYC teens, and the museum’s renowned internship program. She has also developed and taught object-based curriculum at the Denver Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. In her free time, Meagan loves exploring nature and doing yoga.

Changing the Game with Game-Based Learning

Learn how museum educators at the Smithsonian are going all in with game mechanics for learning and embracing the playful, experimental side of education through the structure of familiar games.