Developed by the Nova Scotia Interpretive Working Group as an "introduction, a personal development tool, a training tool, a resource, or a point of inspiration" for the 28 Nova Scotia Museum sites, the toolbox is a comprehensive resource with many applications for program design and facilitation.
- Activities are Object-Based
- “Good Questions” are Asked
- Learning is Student-Centered
- Museums and Program Partners Work Together
- Getting to Know Your Audience
- Program Development Strategies
- Step One: Identify Program Content and Outcomes
- Step Two: Decide Basic Logistics and Program Structure
- Step Three: Brainstorm and Determine Activities for Program
- Step Four: Research
- Step Five: Develop Activities
- Step Six: Test, Evaluate, and Adapt as Needed
- Step Seven: Write Titles and Highlights for Marketing
- Step Eight: Market the Program
- Program Presentation Strategies
See the PDF here.
Nova Scotia Interpretive Working Group. "Toolbox for Museum School Programs." Nova Scotia Museum, 2015. Web. 15 April 2016.