Every Museum exhibit has been designed with the state’s educational standards at their core. However, this Board will take that educational aspect a step further – the members will inspect each of CMOL’s exhibits, identify which standards are met and create supplementary materials for guests.
This new Educational Advisory Board is comprised of 7 volunteers – all educators from Dorn Elementary School in Hickory Hills, Il. Eileen McCaffrey, Dorn Elementary principal, is spearheading this project.
“We want to create handouts that list the activities for parents to do with their children to supplement those learning standards,” McCaffrey explains. Educational standards will also be posted at each exhibit.
“The volunteer Educational Advisory Board is an essential component of the Museum’s mission to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play-based education,” explains Adam Woodworth, executive director of the Museum. “This team will play an integral role in creating a bridge to learning that actively involves the parents in the play-based learning process.”
The Board expects to have this project completed by mid-June.