School Program Development and Integration

Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Black/African American Communities
Organization:
The Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc.
Description: 

The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum will develop a more cohesive education program that reflects both the museum's resources and the needs of local schools. The museum's deputy director and Tinkering Lab educator will work together to design a curriculum that meets current New York State and city standards, enabling the museum to more effectively serve schools in the community with object-based learning experiences. Packets of educational materials will be developed and made available for school teachers to download and use in their classrooms prior to and following visits to the museum. Target schools will be actively involved in the process of testing and utilizing the products. Project results will be shared with internal and external stakeholders to sustain long-term improvement and enhance institutional capacity.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Award Number: 
MH-00-17-0019-17
Funding Amount: 
$24,950

Team Members

Ran YanRan YanPrincipal Investigator

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