Kids’ Science & Media Labs
Until the digital age, no culture offered children easy access to the tools of knowledge production and dissemination. Even now, the top-down, adult-to-child teaching model prevails.
Not at Story Lab!
We’ve turned that top-down model on its head. We believe that children possess powerful and helpful knowledge that adults don’t, and we seek out their exuberantly original work and energy to achieve two goals through the award-winning curriculum Anne designs.
In Anne's Rock Stories classes and workshops originally designed for the Minnesota Institute of Talented Youth, students in grades 1-4 interrogate Minnesota's very foundation through science labs and workshops using authentic geology specimens, tools and methods. In her Aerobic Newspaper class and workshops, students grades 5-9 report and comment on the world through child-created print and online media.
It's a Teaching Up model. We all can learn from Teaching Up in which children teach adults by producing the following:
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