Education Project: Online Learning Platform and Onsite Exhibition
K–12 students and educators are a priority for Asia Society Texas Center as we advance our mission of building cross-cultural understanding for a more inclusive society. In an effort to assess needs, identify gaps, and create effective and appealing learning experiences, our leadership team visited 20+ museums in 6 cities, as well as hosted a series of workshops with 30 educators and 120 students.
Building on this work, we are excited to launch a bold Education Project comprised of two initiatives: an Online Learning Platform and an Onsite Exhibition. Currently, we are in the capital campaign fundraising phase which will take place through midyear of 2022 with the buildout timeline being finalized.
Online Learning Platform
The aim of the online platform is to spark student curiosity, build cultural empathy, and develop global competency through an immersive, virtual journey across Asia utilizing graphic novels, interactive learning, and tools for educators. This platform will become a premier resource hub for educators in Texas and nationally to seamlessly integrate content about Asia into their classrooms.
At our Center in Houston's Museum District, the onsite exhibition will offer an immersive learning journey through Asian art, culture, and contemporary global issues in a fun, multisensory, and interactive environment. This flexible permanent exhibition will provide engaging and fun learning rooms and stations with content and materials refreshed regularly.
We believe these learning resources will provide cross-cultural understanding for a united and shared humanity. If you are passionate about education and wish to join us in this transformative endeavor, see the following opportunities:
- Contribute towards the capital campaign. Click here to donate or contact us for additional information.
- If you are a student, we invite your input to create the framework for the storyboards and review of the graphic novels.
- If you are an educator or school administrator, we welcome your guidance as we continue to shape the overall project. We will also need volunteers to pilot the online learning platform.
To get involved and learn more, please contact Jennifer Kapral, Director of Education and Outreach: JKapral@AsiaSociety.org.