Wolfsonian-FIU Museum Magnet Program

Shenandoah Middle and Southside Elementary School Museums Magnet (2005-11). The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL.

The Education Department at Wolfsonian-Florida International University (FIU), a museum of art and design in Miami Beach, Fl, partnered with Miami-Dade County Schools and cultural institutions in Miami to develop a museum magnet program. The effort was funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the intent to combine the resources and collections of local museums and cultural institutions to develop innovative, multidisciplinary educational experiences for students, parents and teachers. The program endeavored to utilize instructional strategies, founded in the humanities, which allowed students to develop critical and rigorous thinking skills based on individual experiences and interactions with object-based learning resources.