Museum’s Distance Learning Program Honored with 2021-22 Pinnacle Award

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration has honored the National Baseball’s Hall of Fame’s Distance Learning program as one of its 2021-22 Pinnacle Award winners.

Coordinated through the Museum’s Education Department, the Hall of Fame offers virtual field trips for students in grades kindergarten through 12 that provide interactive and meaningful learning experiences that align with national learning standards without leaving their classroom.

Through distance learning, Museum teachers explore the role of the game in society and help students and teachers to use the game to learn classroom subjects. The Museum’s Education Department also hosts free lesson plans and other classroom materials for teachers at this link. Fifteen different education subjects are available, including Batter Up (statistics), Before You Could Say Jackie Robinson (Civil Rights) and The Life of Lou Gehrig (character education) – all taught through the lens of baseball.

Each year, CILC awards content providers, national and international field experts as well as educators from museums, zoos, aquarium, science, historical, cultural, and performing arts centers, for “Programs of Distinction” determined by evaluations received from educators and activity coordinators who have participated in the live virtual field trip experience. Content providers receiving the annual accolade are recognized as having programs with high educational value that actively involve learners at their level, and are professionally delivered via videoconferencing technologies.