Minnesota's Legacy

School Network

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2017
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law, 1st Specail Session, 2015, Chapter 2, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (i)
Appropriation Language

$600,000 each year is for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage, including student and teacher outreach and expansion of the museum's American Indian initiatives programs.

Number of full time equivalents funded
5.0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase access to museum programming and resources for schools throughout Minnesota. Support students, teachers, schools and districts to provide high quality STEM learning experiences. Engage students, teachers and schools in dialogue about race and identity. Communicate effectively with Minnesota teachers, schools, and districts about museum programs, resources and professional development opportunities.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law, 1st Special Session, 2015, Chapter 2, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (i)
Appropriation Language

$600,000 each year is for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage, including student and teacher outreach and expansion of the museum's American Indian initiatives programs.

Number of full time equivalents funded
6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase access to museum programming and resources for schools throughout Minnesota.Support students, teachers, schools and districts to provide high quaility STEM learning experiences.Engage students, teachers and schools in dialogue about race and identity.Communicate effectively with Minnesota teachers, schools, and districts about museum programs, resources and professional development opportunities.

Project Overview

The School Network program consists of the following:

  • Reach all 87 counties in Minnesota through our work with schools.
  • Provide an online standards database for museum exhibits and programs.
  • Revise and develop residency classes aligned to Minnesota Science Standards. 
  • Offer expanded school program options for the Race - Are We So Different? exhibition, including: Field Trip Program Packages, Educator Guide, and two Teacher Institutes.
  • Communicate with Minnesota teachers and schools through print, e-mail, web, and personal contact.
Project Manager
First Name
Sara
Last Name
Spiess
Organization Name
Science Museum of Minnesota
Street Address
120 W. Kellog Blvd
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Email
sspiess@smm.org