The sites visited in each of the courses in the series, Our National Treasures, present inquisitive participants with many facets of our cultural heritage. The course experience itself is an exploratory process that is as much to be valued as the sites themselves. As a curious lifelong learner one must perform research in order to discover answers that lead to more questions and more research.
Thus in this course, the participant prepares for the site visit by conducting investigations to gain a better appreciation of the knowledge and inspiration that the national treasure will offer. At the locale itself, questions are posed that further one’s desire to engage in additional study. Therefore touring the site and becoming engrossed in the process becomes the true national treasure.
Washington D.C. houses many of the world’s finest science museums. This class gives teachers the opportunity to fully experience some of them. In addition it will engage participants in a process that will help create curious lifelong learners.
The teacher will:
- Visit the National Air & Space Museum in Washington D. C. and two other science sites from a list of seven.
- Conduct preliminary and post-visit research on the three sites.
- Ask questions of experts while visiting the sites.
- Take photos at the three sites
- Relate the three experiences to the teaching act.
- Write an inspirational synopsis of your Washington D.C. science experience.
20+ years Classroom Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Team Leader, Club Advisor. Beth is dedicated to fostering a collaborative classroom community with students and parents. Focused on developing and implementing engaging and innovative instruction. Her primary purpose is to reinvigorate teachers by providing opportunities of exploration collaboration and development to assist other in meeting their personal and professional goals. Beth’s personal interests are family, community volunteering, and being active.