KTGY’s Oakland office has been working together with Madison Park Elementary through the Oakland School District, developing and administering a design curriculum for the middle school students. As part of this ongoing effort, Cecilia has volunteered for the past few years and become aware of the impact of limited funding for field trips. Cecilia wanted to do something more, something special for the students and so she proposed a field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum.
“We learn the most through our built environment; through our experiences and interactions,” Cecilia noted. “I find it so important to have these students navigate outside of their immediate community into a world unknown; essentially located in their backyard.”
While visiting the San Jose Tech Museum, Ms. Chew’s class of 6th-graders were able to visit exhibits such as Innovations in Health Care, where they explored advances in health care technology. At the Exploration Gallery, students experienced an earthquake simulation based on actual earthquake data. Another favorite was the Cyber Detectives exhibit, where students were able to step into the role of a cyber sleuth and learn about Internet safety.
“I can’t express enough what a powerful impact KTGY is having on these students,” said Cecilia. “The San Jose Tech museum is very hands-on; it was so fun to see how the students explored new technology and ideas that they may never have explored in their classrooms.”
Thank you, Cecilia, for Making a Difference!