This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.

Nominations for the 2020 Awards are now open.  The winners will be announced in March, and the awards ceremony will be held in May.

Learn the winners of the 2019 Teacher as Hero Award.

Here are the three categories in which teachers are honored:

Category #1:
Exceptional Teacher Award

8 winners, plus 1 Grand Prize Winner
This award will be presented to exceptional educators who leverage their excellence in teaching to make a difference in the lives of their students. Winners will be selected based on their achievements in the following areas. The Grand Prize winner will be someone who exhibits ALL or MOST of these criteria.

  • Fosters an appreciation for diversity in the classroom;
  • Teaches students how to resolve conflicts respectfully;
  • Gives students a deeper understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities;
  • Honors student voice in the classroom and in public spaces;
  • Has taken a risk in order to remove an obstacle to a student’s liberty; or
  • Incorporates the above concepts in their relationships with colleagues and community members.

Category #2:
Caring Classroom Award

1 winner
This award will be presented to an educator who has integrated community service into the classroom to increase student civic engagement. Criteria:

  • This honoree meaningfully incorporates and champions student voice into the service learning process.
  • Their students’ deep understanding of the issues they work on can be seen in the impact of their projects.

Category #3:
Good Neighbor Award

1 winner
This award will be presented to a teacher who has initiated or teaches driver safety with heart by helping teen drivers to understand that driving is a responsibility as well as a privilege. Criteria:

  • This honoree combines hands-on practice with lessons designed to teach the concept of responsible driving.
  • Their students’ understanding of the responsibility of driving is evident through their actions and/or testimonials.

 

 

 

MLK Day “Give Back” Craft

Celebrate MLK Day by giving back to others! Stop by anytime on Monday, January 20 between 11am-3pm to create a fun craft in support of Enchanted Makeovers, an organization that nurtures women and children living in homeless shelters. We’ll be creating “hero capes” for children in these shelters to let them know they can be their own superhero. Admission on MLK Day is "Pay What You Wish." The suggested donation is the general admission price. This activity is included!

Learn more. Then, celebrate MLK Day at NLM.

NLM Family Fest

The National Liberty Museum invites visitors of all ages to join us on Sunday, January 26, for a day of fun activities that proves you’re never too young (or too old) to be a Liberty Hero! Includes a Scavenger Hunt, a Give Back Workshop, a trivia game, and much more. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will be available for the duration of the event. This event is included with general admission.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition

We Can Be Heroes is a multi-media art exhibition presented in conjunction with “Philly Loves Bowie Week" (PLBW) (Jan. 3-12). It is on display through Monday, February 3.

Learn more and visit soon.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries.

The Read & Romps for January through May 2020 have been announced. Check our events calendar for complete details.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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