Contest Closes 12/18/2018!

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU offers this contest encouraging excellence in writing; promoting self-discovery and empathy for critical challenges common to all. The Museum is dedicated to multi-cultural education and demonstrates through exhibitions, public programs, and a collection of archival materials how the challenges of the immigrant experience shared by all ethnicities in the diverse State of Florida and the nation. Who is eligible? All Florida students in grades 4-12. One entry per student. For more information including this year’s WRITING PROMPT… Click Here

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Guided Field Experience

Educational programs at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU are designed with diverse, rich, multicultural and experiential approaches to learning. We provide educators with engaging, data driven, inquiry-based, arts integrated workshops and programs. New approaches are applied to learning with innovative, practical curriculum strategies that will raise student achievement by improving teacher knowledge. Our exhibits are recommended for grades 4-12.

Field Experience typically begin at 10 a.m. We recommend 1.5 – 3 hours. We encourage you to bring bagged lunches/coolers and enjoy the décor and air conditioning in addition to pacing your visit. Bring a sweater as our indoor climate is kept cool to preserve carbon-based artifacts on display.

Click Here for 2018-2019 Field Experience Youth Reservation Form

Click Here to Register online

• Guided Tours: Core exhibition:

Field Experiences include interactive “Scavenger Hunt” carefully designed to highlight much more than “people, places, and things.” Our review session highlights specific vocabulary, underlying values, and historic circumstances. MOSAIC encounters meet Florida State Standards (FSA) and Benchmarks related to Florida State history (Strand SS.4.A: American History), Immigration Studies (Strand SS.5.A: American History), and more!

Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida and temporary art and history exhibitions.

• Professional Development Workshops:

Professional Development opportunities are available for any teacher seeking credentials through both Miami Dade County Public Schools and Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE). An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Elementary, Middle and High School Educators Focusing on Visual Arts, and Social Studies. Advanced registration is required.

2018-2019 Teacher Workshop Dates & Topics:

Click here to download Fashion & Identity Professional Development Details

Click here to download The Art of the Lithograph details

• Student Workshops:

Multi-disciplinary hands-on workshops using exhibit themes to make history come to life.

• Multi-Media Experiences:

Our exhibits are enriched with the use of primary source documents, photographs and artifacts (letters, clothing, documents), films and oral histories in order to reach diverse learners.

• Curriculum Resources:

Available for each of our exhibits, which include lesson plans as well as pre-visit, on-site and post-visit classroom activity ideas.

• Teen Docent Training Program:

A docent is a tour guide who takes people through the museum and helps them learn about the exhibits on display. As a Teen Docent you will give tours to other teens and visitors from all over the world.

As a Teen Docent you will: • Receive community service hours • Develop leadership and public speaking skills • Earn great experience for college & job applications • Receive a one-year family membership to the museum

Community Service Credit is available after (6) hour training. Click here for Teen Docent Application