The school year has begun, and the Rubin’s School Programs and Teen Programs teams are pounding the pavement, visiting neighborhood schools to distribute flyers and share resources with local teachers. We’ve got a free Educators’ Open House on Wednesday, October 5th from 4:00-6:30, and two great after-school enrichment programs for teens that are free as well.
On average, 4 out of 5 teachers who evaluate our programs tell us that they hear about the Rubin through word-of-mouth. Getting that word out to the teachers and administrators we serve can be a challenge, and we’ve found that in addition to mass mails and e-blasts, the personal touch of a visit from your friendly neighborhood museum educator can make all the difference.
We’ve divided 55 local K-12 schools into clusters of 3-5, and between interns, full-time Eduction staff, and volunteers, we’re going to visit each one over the next two weeks – that’s reaching a wide array of zip codes, dozens of teachers, and hundreds of students! Wave if you see us.