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Programming Overview

Rolling Hills Education Department strongly believes that the best way to learn about animals is to experience them first hand and that quality supplemental education should be modeled after formal education. Thus, the Education Department combines at least three widely practiced educational theories to help school groups get the most out of their scheduled programs, as well as assist classroom teachers in meeting requirements set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act. The theories the Education Department utilizes in the development of programs include the ones developed by Howard Gardner, Madeline Hunter and Benjamin Bloom.

With every program developed, one can identify two or more intelligences as outlined by Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Madeline Hunter’s method of Direct Instruction is utilized in designing the instructional methods. Many will at least recognize the anticipatory set we try to incorporate in every program to transition groups from what they were previously doing to the program they are about to experience.

Finally, Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives is utilized in the development of each program’s high-achievement outcome. The type of programming groups schedule determines the different cognitive levels we are able to target. Of all the programs we present, knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis are the most common levels our programs reach.

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