The Teen Advisory Council was approached by Big Thought at the beginning of the summer and asked to design and lead an art activity for participants at a series of events connected to the City of Learning initiative. These Turn Ups were held at various locations around Dallas and were designed to foster a city-wide feeling […]
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Last week, the mural the DMA/Perot Museum Teen Advisory Council designed early in the year was installed at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. We’ll be having a reception at the next Thursday night Lab at the Perot for the Teen Council members to show off the mural to their families and for us to celebrate their participation in this project!
The mural features photographs the Teen Council members took with microscopes they built themselves. The pics are of Cheetos®, coins, oil paint and other found and everyday objects!
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Over the course of the last two months, the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) has been exploring the microscopic worlds of everyday objects by building their own smart-phone compatible microscopes and creating a mural using the pictures they’ve taken with the microscopes (see below for a few examples of the photos). Here’s the description the TAC wrote […]
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As professional development, some of us on the Learning Lab planning team are currently enrolled in a MOOC (massive open online course) called TeachTheWeb about teaching webpage-design, coding, and other skills that can help people contribute to and be the creators of web content (rather than just consumers of it). We signed up hoping it […]
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The Chicago Summer of Learning, a city-wide connected learning STEAM initiative, just wrapped up and here is a video from the showcase at the Museum of Science and Industry. Students from across the city came together to share what they had done over the summer:
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