Educators

Use $5 Tickets to Teach

  • Have your students write a review of an event. 
  • Offer extra credit. Reward students who attend an event related to a class lesson or theme.
  • Take your foreign language class to a cultural program. Expand students’ knowledge of world cultures.
  • Enhance a lesson on a specific subject. Visit a museum or attend a performance.

Resources available to Teachers

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Cultural Passport

All secondary grades throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools are eligible for free Cultural Passport field experiences!  Teachers of any discipline may apply for a Class Pass to provide their class with a cultural field experience. Class Passes include student and teacher admission fees and bus transportation at no cost to the school, teacher, or students. Get more information

Culture Shock Miami field trips

Culture Shock Miami offers free field trips to select performances at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami-Dade County Auditorium. 

  • All groups are responsible for obtaining their own roundtrip transportation.
  • Reservations are REQUIRED and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the venue reaches capacity or the established deadline.
  • When available, a Study Guide will be provided to teachers in advance of the performance to help facilitate conversation and further education beyond the theater.
  • To reserve space for your group, contact Christina.Tassy-Beauvoir@miamidade.gov or call 305-375-4986.

Upcoming field trips:

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

Friday, February 7, 2020 (10:30-11:30am) / Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Recommended for: Middle and High School Students

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, one of the youngest participants in the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.  Infused with the stirring music of the Civil Rights Era, the performance lets audiences of all ages experience what it took to struggle nonviolently and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

RSVP - Contact Christina.Tassy-Beauvoir@miamidade.gov or 305-375-4986 to reserve seats for your group.

 

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center field trips

SMDCAC Theater Etiquette Field Trips
Teachers, SMDCAC wants to help prepare your students for their performances and future careers in the arts! The goal of our theater etiquette program is to offer students who are studying the performing arts an opportunity to learn about the work necessary to produce a professional performance. This season, we will offer specialized tours that focus on specific content areas (utilizes CPALMS arts curriculum standards). Workshops include an overview of audience etiquette at live performances, a backstage look of our state-of-the-art cultural venue, and a chance to learn about the theater, dance, and music professions from industry professionals and local artists – including how to make the best impression in an audition!

Space is limited to 60 students per workshop. More than one school can participate in any given workshop.

Who: Middle School and High School
Cost: FREE
When: 9:30am to 12:30pm on the following Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 dates:
• Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 – Dance focus
• Thursday, January 30th, 2020 – Music focus
• Tuesday, February 11th, 2020- Theater focus
• Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 – Technical Theater focus

RSVP - Contact Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov or 786-573-5316 to receive SMDCAC’S required fieldtrip request form.

 

Miami City Ballet School’s Ballet for Young People – School day performance
The Ballet for Young People highlights excerpts from Miami City Ballet’s most powerful dances performed by Pre-Professional dancers. It is an interactive, professionally produced, performance that is fun and engaging for all ages. Students learn through all the senses and receive an educational guide with activities related to the history of ballet, the ballets performed and the exciting world of dance.

Cost – FREE
When: Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 10:30am – 11:30am
Who: All ages are welcome.

RSVP - Contact Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov or 786-573-5316 to receive SMDCAC’S required fieldtrip request form.

 

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami – School day performance
The vibrant hometown classical troupe’s much anticipated fall show features their trademark range of exciting choreographic talent. The modified school show version of their public performance, the program may contain excerpts from Yanis-Eric Pikieris’ Genus, Ben Needham-Wood’s Apollo & Daphne and the return of Tara Lee’s Under the Olive Tree. Narration is provided by directors Jennifer Kronenburg and Carlos Guerra.

Cost – FREE
When: Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 10:30am – 11:30am
Who: Elementary through High School

RSVP - Contact Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov or 786-573-5316 to receive SMDCAC’S required fieldtrip request form.

 

Miami Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker – School day performance
Miami Youth Ballet will present three school day performances of the beloved The Nutcracker at SMDCAC.

Cost – There is a fee per student for this show that’s payable to Miami Youth Ballet

Performance dates/times:
• • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10am
• • Thursday, December 5, 2019 10am
• • Friday, December 6, 2019 10am

RSVP – Reservations and payment arrangements for The Nutcracker must be made after August 27th with Miami Youth Ballet by calling 305-256-3700.

 

Catapult – School day performance
Catapult is founded by the former creative director of Pilobolus. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow images of shapes from the world around us. The modified school show version may contain excerpts from “Mouzart” as well as fan favorites when the dancers become a mountain, a full-size elephant, a helicopter and more. You will never figure out how they do it and you will be surprised and delighted again and again.

Cost: FREE
Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 10:30am – 11:30am
Who: Elementary school through High School

RSVP - Contact Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov or 786-573-5316 to receive SMDCAC’S required fieldtrip request form.

 

Leela Dance Collective – SPEAK – School day performance
American tap and Indian Kathak dance come together in a celebration of rhythm and culture in SPEAK. Leela Dance Collective’s Rachna Nivas and Rina Mehta, contemporary leaders in the ancient storytelling form of Indian Kathak dance, collaborated with revered tap artist Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and MacArthur Award winning tap choreographer Michelle Dorrance, to explore tradition, innovation, improvisation, female artistry, and the ways art connects us. Accompanied by live Indian and jazz musicians, SPEAK will provoke, move and inspire. This is a modified version of their public performance.

Cost: FREE
When: Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10:30am – 11:30am
Who: Appropriate for ages 7 and up

RSVP - Contact Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov or 786-573-5316 to receive SMDCAC’S required fieldtrip request form.

All groups are responsible for obtaining their own roundtrip transportation to SMDCAC.

 

Arts for Learning/Miami

Telephone: (305) 576-1212
Email: carolina@A4LMiami.org
Website: www.a4lmiami.org

Arts for Learning is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources by linking learning experiences to the real world. Contact Arts for Learning Miami for creative ways to connect cultural experiences with your classroom curriculum.

HistoryMiami Museum

Telephone: (305)375-1492
Email: education@historymiami.org
Website: www.historymiami.org

HistoryMiami Museum is committed to serving South Florida’s students, teachers and adult learners through exciting and innovative programs. Bringing over 10,000 years of South Florida history to life, HistoryMiami Museum has been welcoming visitors since 1984.

Our education programs are designed to provide age and grade-level appropriate experiences, while focusing on different learning modalities. Critical thinking is elicited as students compare and contrast the past and present and are encouraged to visualize and discuss what the future may be like, based on patterns of the past.

All programs are correlated to state educational standards. The programs also address curriculum areas beyond social studies, including language arts, mathematics and science (where applicable).

For more information visit our page or click here for bookings.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Telephone: (305) 375-3000
Email: education@pamm.org
Website: www.pamm.org

PAMM Student Pass: Miami-Dade County Public School students, can get free admission to the PAMM through the Student Pass. Visit the PAMM's website for more information.

Free Educator Admission: All Florida K-12 educators with identification receive free admission to the museum.

Free School Fieldtrips: The Knight Schools Program offers free buses and free museum admission to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. School tours are offered Monday through Friday mornings. Schedule your visit here: School Tour Request Form or contact education@pamm.org.

Vizcaya Museums and Gardens

Telephone: (305)860-8435
Email: wendy.wolf@vizcayamuseum.org
Website: www.vizcayamuseum.org

Guided tours of the Main House are available for school groups from 4th – 12th grades. Group tours are conducted by professionally trained Volunteer Guides and are available by appointment. Tours last approximately one hour.

Vizcaya has developed thematic tours for school audiences which support local, state and national curricular goals in Social Studies, Visual Arts and Language Arts. Lesson plans are available.

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