Multi-visit programs are for schools that have already sent multiple classes to the Museum and are interested in a more in-depth relationship. They combine guided gallery visits to the Museum with professional development, assessment, and planning between teachers and Museum educators. These elements make for successful, intensive programs that benefit both the school and the Museum. We offer two different multi-visit programs: Focus Units and Museum/School Partnerships.
The Focus Unit program is designed for several teachers working together in one grade from one school. It's comprised of a three-hour planning workshop at the Museum for all participating teachers as well as two Museum visits per class. Teachers and Museum educators work together to choose the lessons that integrate most effectively in classroom curricula. Each school must assign a coordinator to oversee the collaboration.
Museum-School Partnerships offer similar components to the Focus Unit program but are designed for an entire school community. Teachers and Museum educators work cooperatively to determine the exact nature of each partnership, which may include a curriculum integrating two or three Museum educator–led school-based lessons and two or three Museum visits per class each academic year. Schools must assign a coordinator to oversee the collaboration. Those interested should contact the School Programs Manager, who will meet with school representatives to assess the prospects for collaboration.
To learn more about multi-visit programs and pricing, contact the School Programs Manager at (718) 501-6201 or via email.