Creating Success for 21st-Century Learners

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$342,650
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.
Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$342,650
Direct expenses
$342,650
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.53
Project Overview

Research shows that traditional teaching tools, such as textbooks and lectures, don't fully engage today's students who have grown up surrounded by technology and who use it in their daily lives. This biennium, an additional four Minnesota Historical Society historic sites are improving their service to "21st Century Learners" and their teachers and parents. In total, 14 sites and museums are revamping their field trip programs and developing online resources requested by teachers and parents in earlier research, so that 21st century learners can develop a stronger connection to the study of history.

Project Details
An additional six Minnesota Historical Society sites will begin work to improve their service to "21st Century Learners," and their teachers and parents. Today's students have grown up with technology. Research shows that traditional teaching tools, such as textbooks and lectures, don't fully engage these "digital natives" for whom technology has always been at the center of their lives. In this ongoing project, the Society's historic sites are revamping their field trip programs and developing online resources requested by teachers and parents in earlier research so that"21st Century Learners" can develop a stronger connection to the study of history.
Project Manager
First Name
Wendy
Last Name
Jones
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3411