One and All
Three ways theater can build community and create a platform for social justice.
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An educator and poet breaks myths and makes poetry urgent.
Designing a Better Field Trip
How thoughtful educators are making museums more welcoming for students and their teachers.
jumble of wooden letter coming together to spell "poetry"
Developing your expertise as a reader and a teacher of poetry.
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Advice from an educator and artist about how to make the most of your family’s next museum visit.
Music Lessons
Tracing links between musical training and executive function — and bolstering the case for music in schools.
Projects that Soar
An online repository of outstanding student work shows what kids (and teachers) can achieve.
Making and Learning Together
The possibilities of family-style maker education.
UK circuit board
New insights, new tools help educators expand the possibilities of maker-centered learning.
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HGSE's Agency by Design, housed at Project Zero, is fostering maker-centered learning initiatives that empower students and teachers alike.
a dinosaur exhibit in a museum
As museums broaden their missions, learning is becoming a fresh and central concern for institutions as a whole.

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