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Day at the Museum: A Midwinter Guide to Field Trips

Vol. 119, Prg. 1–5
March 17–21, 2014

The days might still be cold and short, but the best cure for cabin fever is a field trip! This week on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith and a special guest from the Smithsonian Institute explore lots of options for finding—or creating—a museum field trip for your homeschooled students.

“It is much more productive for a child to be able to focus on one exhibition or even one area of a single exhibition: to really be able to take their time, to take breaks and really explore deeply.”—Stevie Engelke

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Get Your Learning Out
Prepare for Learning
Navigating the Museum Experience
Museum Matters: Follow-up
Sights Near and Far
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Lynn-Steven (Stevie) Engelke

Lynn-Steven (Stevie) Engelke is associate director for education programs at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. She manages Smithsonian Quests, an online education conference series and student digital badging program; has created exhibitions and museum learning centers; and written and published museum-based education materials in science, social studies, and the arts. Stevie has a BA in anthropology and an MAT in museum education from the George Washington University and has completed graduate programs at Columbia University, the University of Lausanne, and Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a board member of the American Alliance of Museums’ Education Professional Network (EdCom), has served on the faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Future of Learning Institute, been a Fellow at HGSE Project Zero, and is a coach for the HGSE WIDE World online learning program. Honors and awards include Phi Beta Kappa, American Alliance of Museums’ Media and Technology MUSE Award, and the Maryland Peabody Award.

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