Tag Archives: ECHOS

Fun with ECHOS

In February and March, the fun and learning continued for teachers participating in the Museum’s ECHOS (Early Childhood Hands-On Science) program with two professional development workshops. Each one is for 45 classrooms (90 teachers and teacher assistants) around Miami. In … Continue reading

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MiaSci on the Radio: More Science for a Better Nation

On January 24, 2012, Cheryl Lani Juárez, the Museum’s Sr. Director of Professional Development, was invited to speak with Univision’s highly popular national radio host Dr. Isabel Gómez-Bassols. The interview focused on the role science centers and museums play in … Continue reading

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The National Education Conversation

Our Senior Vice President of Education, Dr. Judy Brown, recently had the honor of being invited to serve on the National Advisory Committee for Early Learning in Museums in Washington, DC. Dr. Brown currently leads the Museum’s research and development … Continue reading

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ECHOS of the Future

Children are born to be scientists – both scientists and children spend a lot of their time asking, or wondering, “why?” So the Museum is collaborating with the University of Miami on a research study to understand the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Who Will Save Kindergarten?

At the 2011 NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) conference in Orlando, keynote presenter Vivian Gussin Paley asked this question: “Who will save kindergarten?” She has decades of experience as an early childhood education researcher and kindergarten … Continue reading

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If you really think about what makes a scientist, you’d have to agree that every young child is a scientist. Just like scientists, little ones are always asking that little one-word question: “WHY?” The Museum’s ECHOS program (Early Childhood Hands-On … Continue reading

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The Waggle Dance

It’s like a movie set, but better, because it involved pre-schoolers imitating a bee dance. This was for one of our sessions where we recorded a teacher leading a science lesson with pre-school kids. She was part of our professional … Continue reading

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