ThinkQuest

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The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science has partnered with the Oracle Education Foundation to deliver art and science based projects using ThinkQuest Projects (http://www.thinkquest.org/en/projects/index.html). ThinkQuest Projects is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills.

The Oracle Education Foundation seeks partner organizations that share a passion of engaging students in collaborative project-based learning experiences that enhance the development of 21st century skills. There is a growing consensus among scholars and educators that project-based learning is one of the most promising vehicles for promoting 21st century skills in the classroom.

The Brogan Museum has long understood the powerful role museums play in the informal education environment. This partnership with the Oracle Education Foundation will allow the formal and informal aspects of learning to merge into a powerful learning tool through a platform students inhabit every day, the internet. The Brogan Museum is the second museum in North America to become a partner with the Oracle Education Foundation, the Field Museum in Chicago being the first.

The Museum will be initiating several art and science based projects related to current exhibitions and programs. Teachers and students locally, nationally and globally, will be invited to participate. Imagine the possibilities of providing students opportunities to engage with each other to complete a project while gaining understanding and respect of their cultural differences.

For more information contact: Aimee Hills-Hayes: 850.513.0700 ext. 235 or ahills@thebrogan.org