Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Wins Teachers’ Favorite Award for Outstanding Educational Programming


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 7, 2013 -- ANN ARBOR, MICH. –  The Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) Teachers’ Favorite Awards recently recognized the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s Distance Learning program.  The award recognizes the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s outstanding educational programming through videoconferencing.

“The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s education team is truly the best in the industry,” said Mel Drumm, executive director, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  “This Berrien RESA Teachers’ Favorite recognition is the eighth award that the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Distance Learning program has won in recent years.  It’s quite an accomplishment that the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s team of educators continues to consistently develop new, innovative programming that helps teachers inspire in students a love of math, science, engineering and technology.”

Berrien RESA presents its Teachers’ Favorite Awards annually to organizations that provide top-ranking programming for K-12 students. These awards are based exclusively on feedback from teachers who have used the content in their classrooms or for their own professional advancement.

Berrien RESA has been listing content providers' programs since 2000. As the most comprehensive database of videoconference content providers, it has been used nationally since 2002. The Teachers' Favorite Awards program started in 2006 and runs annually in May.

More than 350 teachers from the U.S. and Canada voted for this year’s Teachers’ Favorite Awards.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Distance Learning delivers live, interactive programs developed by the organization’s educators via videoconferencing technology.  It offers engaging science and math activities in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits are sent to individual classroom teachers and include materials needed for students’ interactive experiments.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination. The Museum is a regional destination attracting over 200,000 visitors every year. The mission of the Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology. Visit or call 734.995.5439 for more information.


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