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  • Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lee Schmitt, director of SMM Teacher Programs at the Science Museum of Minnesota, discusses the evolution of the teacher professional development at SMM. The article highlights lessons learned over the course of a decade offering learning opportunities for teachers and suggests ways to build successful programs. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota would like to create a network of partnerships between the museum and small community-based science organizations (CBSOs). CBSOs will receive professional development workshops to increase their capacity to produce high quality exhibits and publications and offer effective science programming. A team from each ... »
  • Date: 07/10/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The purpose of this project is to enhance African American parental involvement with high school student children by developing skills and strategies for effectively managing the educational careers of their children. It would create a capacity for collaborations with the schools that service African American children by developing the social and ... »
  • Date: 06/10/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention in cooperation with the Playful Invention and Exploration Network (a consortium of six museums) will develop "Invention at Play." This will be a traveling exhibit in two sizes (3,500 sq. ft. & 1,500 sq. ft.) exploring the value of play and its critical role in the development of creative human ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Educational Develpoment Center (EDC) and National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), in collaboration with science centers in AZ, MA, TX, NY, NC and CA, will develop and implement a science curriculum for informal audiences targeting children ages 8-12. Each science center will work with six community centers that serve youth in after- ... »
  • Date: 03/10/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This CAREER grant interweaves research and teaching focused on understanding how social groups construct meaning during scientific conversations across different learning contexts, such as classrooms, museums and the home. This work will be translated into formal educational settings and used to inform teaching practices within pre-service ... »
  • Date: 01/16/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Family Science: Expanding Community Support for Inquiry-based Science is the University of Washington's innovative five-year plan for reaching youth and families in the Seattle school district. This program represents an enhancement of the NSF-funded Family Science program targeting grades K-5 and expansion of this successful program to include ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) is a five-year collaborative effort between the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and King's College London. The purpose of the Center is to study the intersection of informal science learning that takes place in museums and science centers and formal ... »