100Kin10 Project Team: Collaboratively Developing Experiential Learning Activities in Science (2019)

Having access to robust experiential learning opportunities in science should be a given for all students. However, many young people graduate from high school only having “seen” science, and never having “done” it. This Project Team operates under a belief that by working together, schools and science-rich institutions can provide breakthrough experiential learning opportunities for teachers and students. 

Over the past two years, curriculum specialists from two public schools schools (DSST and Hillsborough County Public Schools) have partnered with representatives from Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado Boulder, Digital Promise, and NSTA in two 100Kin10 Project Teams to explore cross-sector partnerships around teacher professional development, performance-based assessment, and project-based learning planetarium experiences. The Project Team has used these case studies to extract key learnings to implement for developing partnerships between K-12 entities and informal learning institutions.  

If you would like to contact the team, please reach out to: Lauren Jones-Kaplan (Senior Manager of STEM at DSST Public Schools).