Use the Arts 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. Conduct a virtual visit of a museum or attend a virtual performance. Check out Online Experiences for options and ideas.
Resources available to Teachers
Virtual Field Trips
More information about Virtual Field Trip offerings will be made available shortly. Contact Christina.Tassy-Beauvoir@miamidade.gov in the meantime for more information.
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.
Arts for Learning/Miami
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 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).
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vizcaya Museums and Gardens
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.