The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s ENLIGHT online learning initiative and the William & Mary School of Education are collaborating to offer the blended course titled Teaching with Exhibits in the History/Social Studies Classroom for the first time this summer. The course instructor is Lisa L. Heuvel from Colonial Williamsburg’s Education Outreach department.
This new course will provide an introduction to using museum exhibits in the classroom as an effective interdisciplinary and interactive learning strategy. The course offers students the option of earning one to three graduate credits. Students will meet for three face-to-face sessions, with the balance completed online. The format for the course includes:
- Project-based instruction on planning, designing and building classroom museum exhibits
- Creation of resources for immediate classroom implementation on using exhibit concepts for discovery education
- Panel discussions with museum experts and School of Education professors
- Opportunity to tour Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary’s museums and interact with staff
Dates of the course are July 6 through Aug. 7, 2015 with the onsite meetings of the course taking place on July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7.
To register, visit http://education.wm.edu/admissions/nondegree/index.php and, search for the course title, “Tch w/ Exhibts in Hstry/SocSci - 30742 - EDUC V63 – 05.”