London Museum School:A Collaborative Approach to EngagingChildren in the Heritage Sector - Part 1                         ...
London Museum School…• “…provideselementary students with a valuable week of learning and discovery.”• “…allowsteachers to...
Teacher Led Time•   Teachers work in partnership with    museum educators•   The week-long schedule of    activities consi...
Campus Calgary/ Open Minds Program•   Is the basis for the London Museum    School program                                ...
Museum Schools Can now be found in:• British   Columbia• Michigan• Singapore• London,    Ontario
London Museum School Partners• The  Canadian          • Museum    of Ontario  Medical Hall of Fame     Archaeology• Fansha...
Journaling Journals are used...to write and sketch what is personally interesting to the studentto note observationsto ima...
•Looking At Objects•   Describe the object.....PHYSICAL FEATURES•   What colour is it? What is it made of? Is the object c...
Comments On Journaling
Students participate in a variety of activities•   London Children’s     •   Canadian Medical Hall   •   Fanshawe Pioneer ...
Benefits of Museum School                          From London Museum School ReportAfter completing Museum School:•   62% ...
2010/2011 School Year                                 •   726 elementary students•   169 educators & volunteers
Funding Museum SchoolThe 2010/2011 school                              2010 LMS Funding Sourcesyear was generously        ...
Assessment & Evaluation We have used various methods of assessment trying to find the most useful: Today we are using: Tea...
How to set up your own Museum SchoolYou Will Need...                   SITES                     PARTNERSHIPS             ...
Students experiencing life inside alonghouse at the Museum of Ontario                                      Students at the...
“Learning is more interesting whentaken outside the classroom, likeMuseum School. Museum Schoolwas an opportunity of alife...
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This is part 1 of a two-part presentation given at the 2011 Ontario Museum Association in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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A collaborative approach to engaging children in the heritage sector part 1

  1. 1. London Museum School:A Collaborative Approach to EngagingChildren in the Heritage Sector - Part 1 By PresenterMedia.com
  2. 2. London Museum School…• “…provideselementary students with a valuable week of learning and discovery.”• “…allowsteachers to move their classroom to a museum setting for a full week of curriculum- based experiential learning.”• “…allow[s]students to slow down, observe, reflect and make connections to the world beyond the classroom.”
  3. 3. Teacher Led Time• Teachers work in partnership with museum educators• The week-long schedule of activities consists of both museum-led programs and teacher-planned activities and instructional time.
  4. 4. Campus Calgary/ Open Minds Program• Is the basis for the London Museum School program Campus Calgary Petro-Canada Bird School Canada Olympic Park School City Hall School“The Open Minds concept began as an University School Week experiment when a Grade Three class Stampede School Talisman Centre School came to the Calgary Zoo every day for a Aero Space Museum School week in 1993.”- Implementing the Open Minds Education Concept in Your Community – a guide Chevron Open Minds Zoo School Glenbow Museum School• Museum School has been running in Science Centre School Calgary since 1995 Cross Conservation School
  5. 5. Museum Schools Can now be found in:• British Columbia• Michigan• Singapore• London, Ontario
  6. 6. London Museum School Partners• The Canadian • Museum of Ontario Medical Hall of Fame Archaeology• Fanshawe Pioneer • Woodstock Museum Village National Historic Site• London Regional • Thames Valley District Children’s Museum School Board• Museum London • London District Catholic School Board
  7. 7. Journaling Journals are used...to write and sketch what is personally interesting to the studentto note observationsto imagine and wonderto connect new information with prior knowledgeto provide entry points for discussion and sharingJournaling provides students with the opportunity toengage in their own learning and have the opportunity toclarify and reflect upon their thinking and experiences.
  8. 8. •Looking At Objects• Describe the object.....PHYSICAL FEATURES• What colour is it? What is it made of? Is the object complete? Has it been mended or changed? Is it worn? Would it make a sound?• How was it made ... CONSTRUCTION• Was it hand-made or machine made? Is it made from several pieces? If so, how has it been put together?• Is it well designed ... DESIGN• Does it do the job it was intended for well? Were the best materials used? Is it decorated? If so, how is it?
  9. 9. Comments On Journaling
  10. 10. Students participate in a variety of activities• London Children’s • Canadian Medical Hall • Fanshawe Pioneer Museum of Fame Village• Science experiments • Guest Speakers. • Traditional games, drama, and group work
  11. 11. Benefits of Museum School From London Museum School ReportAfter completing Museum School:• 62% of students showed an increase in their understanding and appreciation of museums• 18% more students were meeting or exceeding grade level expectations according to the Ontario Curriculum document after their Museum School experience• Student assignments consistently showed an increased enthusiasm and understanding of the museum role in connecting learning to our community• In addition to the students gaining knowledge, 80% of the adults who accompanied the class indicated that their knowledge of what museums have to offer had increased
  12. 12. 2010/2011 School Year • 726 elementary students• 169 educators & volunteers
  13. 13. Funding Museum SchoolThe 2010/2011 school 2010 LMS Funding Sourcesyear was generously Corporate Government Communitysupported by 9 groupsand 5 individuals. Theirinvestment contributed to 25 29an increased enthusiasmfor learning amongstudents and an enhanced 46awareness of the museumsector in our community.
  14. 14. Assessment & Evaluation We have used various methods of assessment trying to find the most useful: Today we are using: Teacher program evaluations Volunteer program evaluations Student before/after persuasive assignments
  15. 15. How to set up your own Museum SchoolYou Will Need... SITES PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR SCHOOLS/TEACHERS
  16. 16. Students experiencing life inside alonghouse at the Museum of Ontario Students at the Canadian MedicalArchaeology Hall of Fame
  17. 17. “Learning is more interesting whentaken outside the classroom, likeMuseum School. Museum Schoolwas an opportunity of alifetime, and I am grateful to havebeen part of this amazingexperience.” - (Grade 7/8 Student, St. Joseph’s Catholic School)

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