Morris Museum partners with student Gifted and Talented program

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From the Morris Museum:

Morris Museum Announces Partnership with
New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Program

The Partnership will increase the Museum’s educational reach by 5,000 students

The Morris Museum announced Tuesday its partnership with the New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Program (NJCGTP) that will offer 5,000 students educational programming hosted by the Museum each year.

NJCGTP works with more than 50 districts in New Jersey and provides arts, theatre, and literacy programming to students grades K-8. NJCGTP empowers critical thinking, provides STEM and STEAM activities, and emphasizes the learning process that engages multiple intelligences.

These classes will provide students with opportunities for creative, hands-on learning while improving comprehension skills. Programs range from theater production to a Junior Model UN and will engage thousands of students, many from Title 1 schools and underserved communities in New Jersey.

The Museum also will use wall space in its recently opened Smithsonian Spark!Lab to showcase student artwork from the partnership.

The partnership also will allow NJCGTP to provide professional development workshops at the Museum. These workshops support and enrich NJCGTP member districts’ gifted and talented programs.

“The Morris Museum is thrilled to work with the NJCGTP. Together we can reach a variety of schools and students while sharing our ever-changing exhibitions and STEAM programming,” stated Gabrielle Meyer, director of museum learning and STEAM interpretation.

“This is a wonderful connection of community and education that benefits everyone involved. Education is at the heart of the museum and together with the NJCGTP we will create tremendous opportunities for students from kindergarten through 8th grade.”

About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, multifaceted arts and cultural institution serving the public through its exhibitions and performances, which strive to interpret the past and discover the future through art, sound, and motion. The Museum is home to the historic and internationally-significant Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata. The Museum’s Bickford Theatre is a 312-seat performing-arts facility, offering unique programming in film, jazz, and live performance through its innovative series, Live Arts. As New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, it launched Spark!Lab, a dynamic, Smithsonian-created learning space which will inspire young visitors to create, collaborate, and innovate. To learn more, visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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