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Educator Open House: Educators in Action
September 24, 2022Free
Kick off the new school year with the National Liberty Museum as we celebrate, uplift, and inspire our network of educators through a special Educator Open House event. Teachers, administrators, and school faculty receive free admission to the Museum for the entire day, with a full program of special events, receptions, pop-up talks, field trip demonstrations, educator resources, raffles, and more. Programs and resources will specifically highlight media literacy, research skills, and curricular connections to our newest exhibition: truth*.
Thank you to our sponsor for teacher programs and the Teacher as Hero Awards
TEACHER AS HERO AWARDS CEREMONY | 11:00 AM
Teachers from around the country will be honored during the Museum’s annual Teacher as Hero Awards. Winners have been selected for the categories of Exceptional Teacher Award, Caring Classroom Award, and Good Neighbor Award and will be celebrated on-site at the National Liberty Museum and streaming online.
On-site ceremony will be restricted to winners and their guests, but Educator Open House attendees can view the ceremony streaming on a screen in the Liberty Learning Lab.
CREDIBILITY CRASH COURSE FIELD TRIP DEMONSTRATION | 1:00 PM
Participate in an exclusive demonstration of our newest field trip program: Credibility Crash Course. Rooted in media literacy, research, and the themes highlighted in our truth* exhibition, this interactive workshop equips students with the knowledge and skills to investigate the currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose of the sources and information they are faced with every day.
YOUNG HEROES OUTREACH PROGRAM PARTICIPANT RECEPTION | 3:00 PM
Teachers and administrators who are participating in our Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) for the 2022-2023 school year are invited to an exclusive reception to kick off the new year and meet educators from other participating schools. Light refreshments will be provided, and pre-registration is required.
Reception will be restricted to YHOP participating teachers, administrators, and their guests.
To learn more about YHOP and how to bring the program to your school, please visit the YHOP page on our website.
SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF FEATURED GALLERIES & NEWEST EXHIBITIONS | ONGOING
Explore the Museum’s Featured Galleries, including Heroes from Around the World and the inspiring Flame of Liberty by Dale Chihuly, check out our blockbuster summer exhibition This is My Home before it closes in October, and discover our newest exhibition truth*, an immersive and interactive space that provides tools to navigate and engage with critical conversations surrounding truth.
DISCOUNTS IN THE MUSEUM SHOP | ONGOING
All educators receive 10% off in the Museum Shop during the Educator Open House event. In addition to the shop’s regular offerings of unique gifts, Philadelphia-inspired merchandise, and glass art, the shop will also feature books and items from our truth* artists and Advisory Committee members.