Mike Corb of CannonDesign and Anne Fullenkamp, Director of Design at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, are presenting a webinar exploring why design teams should look to children’s museums when trying to reimagine the PK-12 learning environment. They’ll offer insights and best practices stemming from their work with the Seneca Valley School District, located outside Pittsburgh.
More details on the presentation are found below, and those interested in attending can register here.
A Day at the Museum: Creating Engaging PK-12 Learning Environments Through Emulating Children’s Museum Design
March 29, 2019 | 1 to 2:15 p.m. EDT
Few memories stand out that help define the elementary school experience like that of the class field trip day at the children’s museum. Why? Children’s museums provide an environment rich in immersive activities (rather than objects) that trigger active learning, with students choosing what to engage with, and forgetting they are in an educational environment. Though some may think otherwise, there’s a commonality between children’s museums and schools – the design goal of both environments is to engage and inspire and educate.
Museum/school partnerships are becoming more relevant in today’s evolving PK-12 environment as they are a way of connecting formal education to the best of informal learning practices. Moreover, museums are constantly researching and testing best practices in project-based learning, which schools could use to inform future policy. This webinar will demonstrate why design teams should look to children’s museums when trying to reimagine the PK-12 learning environment. Speakers will offer insights based on previous projects, work and industry expertise.