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100 Animals | San Diego Zoo Centennial
"The San Diego Zoo has a century's worth of amazing animals. We're posting some of their stories here, gradually leading to a total of 100 animal tales!"
via:anne  sandiego  animals  sandiegozoo  history  storytelling  2015  zoos 
may 2015 by robertogreco
School in the Park
"School in the Park is a multi-visit museum program that blends formal and informal learning by utilizing the rich resources of museums and educational institutions in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The program is designed with standards based curriculum to integrate what is learned at school with authentic learning connections from the Park institutions. School in the Park significantly alters the "normal" educational setting and methodologies for students and teachers by moving "school" into the larger community. This structured program focuses on high student expectations, alignment with state education standards, and authentic learning activities as students spend their time learning and gaining new experiences within museum settings.

School in the Park began in 1999 with the hiring of a full-time director, Susan Wachowiak to design, develop, and implement the program. Under her direction, classroom teachers and museum educators collaborated to create a curriculum that blended formal and informal learning. Support staff work with museum and classroom teachers for the entire week to help provide the students with the best possible experience. In 2008, Ms. Wachowiak retired and Linda Feldman was appointed Interim Director. Ms. Feldman is currently the Director of School in the Park and continues the high quality program today.

Classroom teachers accompany their students to the week-long program. Museum teachers lead instructions from 9:00-11:00 AM with classroom teachers supporting the hands-on activities and museum visits. During this time classroom teachers model learning techniques for their students. They also have a unique opportunity to observe individual students in a one-on-one setting as well as helping students make connections between curriculum and museum curriculum. At 11:00 the classroom teacher takes over the class and uses the remaining time to bridge and integrate morning content with school curriculum."
sandiego  education  museums  sandiegozoo  sdma  mopa  museumofman  sdnhm  rubenhfleetsciencecenter  oldglobe  juniortheater  openstudioproject 
june 2013 by robertogreco

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