One of the great perks of teaching in the nation’s capital is having so many spaces and places to bring learning to life. From small house museums, to private gardens and galleries to national parks, museums, memorials and other venues. Some, sponsor special events to introduce teachers to their wealth of educational programs and resources.
The purpose of this guide is to provide you information about some of the upcoming "Teachers’ Night Out/Teacher Open House" events taking place around the DC metropolitan area with links to RSVP. Enjoy.
NOTE: Most language is adapted from the venue's website.
This Saturday, September 16, 9:30 am - noon - Science Museum of Virginia
Teacher open house at the Science Museum of Virginia where you can learn more about their educational programs, exhibits and planning field trips. Bring your immediate family, grab a quick breakfast and enjoy the museum's three floors of interactive exhibits free! Members of their education team will be on hand to answer your field trip questions, talk through their Fall Field Trip Guide and give you the scoop on how to take your field trips to the next level.
For more information, call 804.864.1400 or email (email@example.com).
NOTE: While not a subway ride away, this trip is well worth the travel to Richmond, Va.
Thursday, October 05, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The Spy Museum
Your Curriculum, Shaken…Not Stirred Must be 21+ .Gain exclusive access to the Museum; bring your A-game to compete in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, collect useful curriculum materials and resources to spice up…or shake up your students; relax with a signature martini – the Teachertini, and some quick bites to eat and who knows…you might just meet a real spy!
Discounted guest tickets (also available to 21+) can be purchased ($16)in advance at https://tickets.spymuseum.org/e-commerce/ItemShow.aspx?Dep=twtvZaGkvgV/VIEVdv1Ctg==&Cat=Zys5CSq1jmxvEU0oZKbjWQ==&It=wrRjQKLUAp4HGazEQ1APRg==&d=2017-10-05
School ID required (i.e. school id, pay stub, letter from the principal on school letterhead, insurance card, Union card)
Thursday, September 21, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. National Archives Museum
Chat with National Archives education specialists about using primary source documents in the classroom. . View The Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and other important documents. Explore the learning labs. Learn about the distance learning programs and DocsTeach.org, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Appetizers will be served.
Special keynote presentation at 7 p.m. by Anne Harrington from WETA. She will discuss educational material accompanying Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary, The Vietnam War.
RSVP appreciated. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; last entrance is at 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory
D.C. Teacher's Night. Meet 40 D.C. area environmental educators to find out how to get your students learning about the outdoors and how to bring the environment into the classroom. Exhibitors will have hands-on activities, lesson plans and resources to bring back to your classroom. Learn about student and teacher field experiences and professional development opportunities. The event is free, however registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. To register, go to:www.usbg.gov/teachers-schools-and-field-trips (Bottom of Page)
Saturday, October 07, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm The Newseum
Educators will have the opportunity to sample NewseumED classes, tour the broadcast studios, attend gallery talks, learn how to navigate NewseumED.org and plan a field trip, and attend special programs and archivist sessions. Educators who register in advance AND attend the event will be entered into a drawing for door prizes, including $250 and $150 gift cards to Jose Andres’s ThinkFoodGroup restaurants in D.C. Attendees may purchase up to 5 discounted guest admission tickets($11 each).To register, go to http://www.newseumed.org/fall-2017-teacher-open-house-rsvp/