Little Scholars Program Immerses Fort Worth ISD Students into Museum Environment to Support and Enrich Remote Learning Curriculum
The goal of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Little Scholars Program is to provide much-needed daily support for students who do not have the required technology to do their virtual class assignments from home and whose parents work outside of the home. Students who have not received a computer from their home campus will be provided one so that they can fully function in their school’s virtual program.
Students will be organized into groups, aka “pods,” of ten (based on grade and home campus) and meet Monday through Friday. Each pod will have a teacher and an assistant to facilitate their course work.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is committed to providing a safe learning environment by maintaining social distancing and rigorous sanitization measures, while also providing extraordinary enrichment, supporting FWISD students as they navigate today’s remote learning.
In addition to assistance with virtual lessons, transportation to the Museum will be provided on a need basis from predetermined schools. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided daily by the Museum’s Stars Café. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships is available for qualified students. As a pilot program, the Little Scholars Program will run from October through the end of 2020. Depending on demand and the situation with in-person learning at elementary schools, the program may be extended through 2021.
More information is available by visiting the Museum’s website, https://www.fwmuseum.org/learn/little-scholars-program/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 817-255-9416.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.