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ECHOS: Moving Science from the Sidelines to the Front Line

The Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences, and in collaboration with the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Head Start, is a research-based, comprehensive early childhood science curriculum and professional development program designed to … Continue reading

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ECHOS Children Get a Head Start on Adventure at the Museum

Adventures at the Miami Science Museum are for all ages. Recently, ECHOS Head Start classrooms have come to the Museum on field trips, thanks to the Open Access Grant provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and buses provided by the … Continue reading

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The Scent of a Bee

For humans, if your home has a recognizable scent, that may or may not be a good thing. But for bees, it is a necessary part of life, and of finding its way home. Bees find their way to their … Continue reading

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Using ECHOS to Get a Head Start

Last Saturday, ECHOS teachers and teacher assistants came to the Museum on a quest to become prepared to host the Head Start Museum Family Day. Both ECHOS and Head Start are all about creating environments for young children to learn … Continue reading

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Beep Beep! Special Delivery!

Let ECHOS Year 2 begin! In the second week of September, just in time for back to school, ECHOS staff delivered 38 material kit sets to 38 classrooms at 21 Head Start childcare centers. Teachers of local Head Start centers … Continue reading

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A New Year for ECHOS

A week before children headed back to school, Head Start teachers were already getting re-energized for ECHOS at the first workshop of the year. The Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) initiative, in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Department … Continue reading

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Space, Time, and Effort: All for Children

The Museum’s ECHOS program has a big goal: to test the effectiveness of a museum-developed early science readiness curriculum and related teacher professional development. By expanding science units to include math, language, and literacy, the research project will demonstrate the … Continue reading

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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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