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W&M and CW partner to offer new online course

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s ENLIGHT online learning initiative and the William & Mary School of Education are collaborating to offer a fully-online course titled Teaching with Exhibits in the History/Social Studies Classroom for the first time this summer. The course instructor is Dr. 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. 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 virtually explore Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary’s museums and interact with staff.

Dates of the course are July 6 through August 7, 2015. Some online meetings will take place synchronously and the remainder of the activities can be completed independently.

To register, visit the website and search for the course title, “Tch w/ Exhibts in Hstry/SocSci - 30742 - EDUC V63 – 05.”