CASE STUDIES

Client: Learning.com

Expanding an Award-Winning Product Line

Product: Aha!Science animated, web-delivered, supplementary elementary science curriculum

Seeking to expand their award-winning product line, Learning.com sought subject matter expertise to design, develop, and produce a comprehensive, standards-aligned, web-delivered, animated K-5 science product. Haller STEM Education Consulting worked closely with key personnel and offshore animators to design a complete scope and sequence for elementary sciences. In addition, Haller STEM Education Consulting acted as a third-party evaluator and subject matter expert to develop scripts, storyboards, and animations ensuring sound scientific and pedagogic content and concepts. Working with developers in India, Doug Haller provided on-going professional development to subcontractors regarding the nature and practices of US education.

Client: Creative Learning Systems

Anticipating Workforce Development Opportunities

Product: Alternative & Renewable Energy I a high school course

Identifying a unique opportunity to capitalize on enhanced public awareness and need, Creative Learning Systems hired Haller STEM Education Consulting to produce a standards aligned, semester-long Alternative and Renewable Energy  high school curriculum. The result:  a nationally aligned comprehensive project-based inquiry science and engineering curricula covering energy production and distribution, traditional and alternative energy sources, and the future of our energy portfolio. The curriculum provides students opportunities to design, build, and test solar, wind, and hydrogen powered systems and the necessary science and technical knowledge to understand and respond to important decisions about energy production and use.

Client: American Institutes of Research

Learning Point Navigator: 50 Individual States, One United Resource

Product: Learning Point Navigator education portal

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) selected Haller STEM Education Consulting as subject matter expert in the design and development of Learning Point Navigator (LPN).

 

Recognizing the opportunity to provide states and districts standards-aligned resources, AIR developed the Learning Point Navigator (LPN). LPN integrates national, state, and district standards, aligning them to specific instructional resources. Network members enter their unique standards, identify the type of resource desired, and receive aligned items. Resources fall into several classes: professional development, class and individual instruction, and content background. Resources returned in response to requests, come from a collection that has been vetted by experienced educators to ensure that all are scientifically and pedagogically sound.  Items in the collection range from extensive curricula to individual snippets of video.

Client: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Driving Museum Visitation through Teacher Professional Development

Product: Instructional materials and teacher workshops to enhance and increase museum visitations

Upon securing state funding, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science sought a teacher with exceptional instructional design experience to create curricula and teacher professional development workshops to extend and enhance their newest exhibit, Space Odyssey. Working with museum scientists, exhibit developers, and educators, Doug Haller produced a collection of pre and post-visit K-12 astronomy and space science lessons to increase the impact of museum visits. Doug organized and presented teacher workshops for over 250 Colorado science teachers introducing educators to the latest museum exhibit, staff scientists, and education department resources.

Client: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The Most Deadly State in the Nation

Product: First Tracks: Avalanche Evaluation & Safety brochure

Colorado holds the dubious record of the highest annual death rate due to avalanches of any state in the nation, exceeding even Alaska. Easy access and a large snowsport community combined with an exceptionally unstable snowpack provide the ingredients for potential disasters. Recognizing the need for increased public awareness and understanding, Haller STEM Education Consulting produced a simple, portable, and immediately applicable public information brochure for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The result, First Tracks: Avalanche Evaluation & Safety, simply communicates the most significant decision making tools for winter backcountry recreation. 5000 brochures were distributed in the first season.