Dear Key Communicators and Colleagues,
With the arrival of carved pumpkins and the crisp fall air, our academic year is definitely in full swing! We'd like to thank all of you for signing up for so many wonderful trips, and we're very excited to have them underway.
Our focus now is to run these trips as smoothly and efficiently as possible, so you and your students can get the most out of your time at some of DC's greatest cultural sites. We know that with your help, the 2011-2012 AFES trips will be a huge success.
Have a great weekend and a very Happy Halloween!
DC Collaborative Team
|Making the Most out of Your AFES Field Trip Experience|
The DC Collaborative has designed this tool to help you make the most out of your cultural visit as well as help you utilize pre- and post-trip instruction to maximize the impact of out-of-classroom learning.
We have pulled together our top ten tips for a successful field trip from preparation to what to expect during your trip and post-trip assessment.
This guide will help you effectively link your trip not only to the standards you are required to meet in your classroom but help you meet different strands of the teaching and learning framework as well.
Contact our offices for a copy of our
Effective Field Trip Guide.
|NBC'S "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"
is coming to Washington D.C. and they want to see YOUR Talent!
Auditions are being held November 5th and 6th 2011!
WHERE: Washington, DC Convention Center
801 Mt.Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
WHEN: Doors open by 8 a.m. - Doors close at 7 p.m.
*Be sure to secure your place by pre-registering for an Audition and for more information on
Registration Still Open for Select Eurofest events!
We still have availability for select Eurofest events. Particularly for grades 3-8. If you would like to take your students to a Eurofest event please contact Dixie at 202.204.7753 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder, Eurofest events do not count towards your 100 allotted tickets per grade group. The DC Collaborative will also be able to provide transportation to and from all Eurofest events.
Arts Learning Survey for DC Arts Teachers
As part of our goal to make quality, sequential arts education a reality for all K-12 public schools students in Washington, DC the DC Collaborative, in partnership with the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, is working to connect schools with effective tools and resources to improve arts learning. This survey was developed as one in a series of measurements regarding access to quality arts instruction at the school level and it will help inform decision-making, planning and directing the provision of community-based and other resources dedicated to arts learning.
Please let us know if you need wheelchair accessible buses one month prior to your trip. We are more than happy to make arrangements so that ALL students are included in AFES events.