International Spy Museum Educators page

International Spy Museum Educators page The International Spy Museum's Educators Page is a venue for the Museum's Education staff to connect with teachers around the world. Share your experiences, your curriculum needs, and your workshop ideas!
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The International Spy Museum holds the largest collection of spy-related artifacts on public view in the world. Our mission is to educate the public about espionage in an engaging way and to provide a context that fosters understanding of its important role in and impact on current and historic events. Using espionage as a lens to view traditional curriculum, the Museum provides unique programs and resources for both students and educators.

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Girl Power this Sunday!  Join us for Girl Scout Day (virtual) where you can meet real former spies, practice your Ninja ...
11/19/2020
Virtual Girl Scout Day

Girl Power this Sunday! Join us for Girl Scout Day (virtual) where you can meet real former spies, practice your Ninja stealth skills and test your spy skills and savvy on interactive missions!

Do you have what it takes to be a spy?  Find out at Virtual Girl Scout Day with the International Spy Museum!  Your spy smarts and street savvy will be put to the test in Spy School workshops where you will learn the tricks of the trade.  Scouts will…

11/15/2020
Bored Teachers

We hear you and we're here for you.

So thankful for all of the hardworking educators out there... ❤️

Dr Bear is in the house!  Welcome Seacrest Studios ChildrensNational MedicalCenter
10/28/2020

Dr Bear is in the house! Welcome Seacrest Studios ChildrensNational MedicalCenter

If you're going to dream...dream big...or fast...or super cool!  What features would your spy car have?  Road & Track Ma...
10/26/2020

If you're going to dream...dream big...or fast...or super cool! What features would your spy car have? Road & Track Magazine

Have your recruits test their spy skills in our new Outschool class: Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-its! Sign up today for O...
10/16/2020
Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-Its | Small Online Class for Ages 9-12

Have your recruits test their spy skills in our new Outschool class: Spy Skills: Tradecraft Try-its! Sign up today for Oct. 21 at 4pm OR Nov. 3 at 2pm EST!

Explore the shadow-world of espionage through stories, artifacts & tradecraft that only the Spy Museum can uncover. In this skill-based class, interactive tasks & real-world stories will be used to answer the question: could you be a spy?

Happy #WorldTeachersDay! It's no secret, we love teachers. Thank you for all you do!Explore SPY’s virtual Educator Page ...
10/05/2020

Happy #WorldTeachersDay! It's no secret, we love teachers. Thank you for all you do!

Explore SPY’s virtual Educator Page for free lesson plans, resources, and activities that support traditional curriculum. https://bit.ly/3c8oIrW

Shhhh... we'll let you in on a little secret  - Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise,  is making a guest appearanc...
09/27/2020
Spies in Disguise: Halloween Edition

Shhhh... we'll let you in on a little secret - Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise, is making a guest appearance at our Halloween Disguise Workshop on October 15th. Sign up today before we sell out - keeping the numbers down so we can all try out our new looks! https://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/spies-in-disguise-halloween-edition/2020-10-15/

Ditch the Halloween costume and go undercover in disguise! This Halloween take your transformation to the next level by learning the top secret tradecraft used by spies on undercover missions.  Meet Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise and learn…

09/24/2020
Book Your Workshop Today!

Interested in having your student participate in a
International Spy Museum virtual interactive workshop but unsure of what to expect? SPY on our new commercial to see for yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ndsuHcSgw&feature=emb_logo

Providing engaging, interactive virtual workshops is nothing new to us - we have over 8 years' experience offering our award-winning programs! Our LIVE, mult...

ATTN FAMILIES: Join International Spy Museum TONIGHT (9/17) at our Covert Couch Challenge - virtual Family Game night as...
09/17/2020
The Covert Couch Challenge

ATTN FAMILIES: Join International Spy Museum TONIGHT (9/17) at our Covert Couch Challenge - virtual Family Game night as we go undercover and try and help an agent in the field! Mission starts at 5pm EST!

Advance Registration Required: https://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/the-covert-couch-challenge/2020-09-17/ ($10/connection)

Does your family have what it takes to be spies? Now’s your chance to find out! The International Spy Museum is infiltrating your home for an action packed Family Game Night. Hosted by a Museum Educator, participants will race against the clock to complete…

We created this curriculum guide in honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 but the lessons withstand the test of time.  http...
09/12/2020

We created this curriculum guide in honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 but the lessons withstand the test of time. https://spy-museum.s3.amazonaws.com/files/september-11-the-intelligence-angle.pdf

There's some excellent tips and tricks in this NYT article for teachers getting ready to make the most out of their virt...
08/29/2020
80 Tips for Remote Learning From Seasoned Educators

There's some excellent tips and tricks in this NYT article for teachers getting ready to make the most out of their virtual teaching. Remember, we're here for you at SPY to enliven your class with interactive virtual workshops to get your students thinking, moving and interacting. Book your workshop today as time slots will go fast! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/26/learning/80-tips-for-remote-learning-from-seasoned-educators.html?fbclid=IwAR15W1goz1Owtam7CKqk1D_EOlfIXoLCcwNlGs1--QMeqvLQZ-FWssVc-tM

Twenty-eight middle and high school teachers from The New York Times Teaching Project tell us how they’re navigating remote instruction this fall.

Learn more about the Museum’s virtual workshops and digital resources and our approach to teaching in the virtual enviro...
08/26/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Supporting Schools & Educators as a Cultural Organization. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Learn more about the Museum’s virtual workshops and digital resources and our approach to teaching in the virtual environment. Today at 2!

Across the country, schools districts are beginning to reopen for fall, many in virtual and hybrid formats. Concurrently, museums and cultural organizations are striving to create programming and educational resources that will support schools, teachers, students, and parents during this challenging...

We never thought we'd be doing a virtual Spy Camp but we did and we LOVED it!  Over the course of 2-weeks we had 46 recr...
08/12/2020

We never thought we'd be doing a virtual Spy Camp but we did and we LOVED it! Over the course of 2-weeks we had 46 recruits, parents loaded 230 super secret dead drop messages, made countless chalk mark signals, and bugged their own children each day. Our recruits were AWESOME and their mission to hunt a possible MOLE ended in success (and a ruthless interrogation!). Stay tuned for more exciting school year programming coming soon!

We’ve got spy magic happening now.  Following the old tricks in the CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception! Thanks The Imp...
08/05/2020

We’ve got spy magic happening now. Following the old tricks in the CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception! Thanks The Impossible Peter Wood

Deception, sleight of hand, misdirection, spying or magic?  Join us tomorrow where all (well most) will be revealed!
08/04/2020
The Magic of Spying · Calendar

Deception, sleight of hand, misdirection, spying or magic? Join us tomorrow where all (well most) will be revealed!

Upcoming events at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.

Congratulations to our Virtual Spy Camp recruits - what a week!  You built spy gadgets, learned ninja moves, interrogate...
08/01/2020

Congratulations to our Virtual Spy Camp recruits - what a week! You built spy gadgets, learned ninja moves, interrogated real spies and took down a mole. All in a week's work! Let's see what next week's recruits can do!

It may be VIRTUAL Spy Camp but why not meet some REAL  experts to advise our recruits on escape and evasion and self def...
07/31/2020

It may be VIRTUAL Spy Camp but why not meet some REAL experts to advise our recruits on escape and evasion and self defense? Thanks Kaizen Karate and 100 Deadly Skills two of the coolest people we know! #SpySkilz #SpySchool101 #SpyCamp

It may be Virtual Spy Camp but why not bring some the coolest REAL people we know to show our recruits how to defend the...
07/30/2020

It may be Virtual Spy Camp but why not bring some the coolest REAL people we know to show our recruits how to defend themselves, sneak in, and escape! Thanks 100 Deadly Skills and Kaizen Karate !

07/30/2020
Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop | A KidSpy Program

Our Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop is now posted on our YouTube channel. Enjoy everyone!

Your Mission…help three famous spy fiction authors create their next spy book and start your own work of spy fiction along the way! Join Stuart Gibbs, award ...

Ok - most teachers will be teaching remotely. So now the mission is to give your students the most engaging virtual expe...
07/26/2020
You'll Be Back (In School) - A Hamilton Parody

Ok - most teachers will be teaching remotely. So now the mission is to give your students the most engaging virtual experiences. Book a SPY virtual workshop- we’ll address curriculum standards in exciting problem-solving scenarios and your kids will forget the screen! https://www.spymuseum.org/education-programs/educators/interactive-virtual-field-trip/

https://youtu.be/78o2AOXmpD4

I recently watched Hamilton for the first time and was inspired to write this parody of the song "You'll Be Back." I hope you enjoy it!

Getting ready for Spy Camp - virtual edition!  Yes, there are still actual dead drops!
07/10/2020

Getting ready for Spy Camp - virtual edition! Yes, there are still actual dead drops!

Summer is the perfect time to write your masterpiece work of spy fiction!  Join these famous authors for inspiration and...
07/02/2020
Spy Fiction Writer’s Workshop · Calendar

Summer is the perfect time to write your masterpiece work of spy fiction! Join these famous authors for inspiration and to get started!

Upcoming events at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.

Know a struggling teacher looking to infuse engaging digital experiences into their Fall curriculum?  Send them a link t...
06/29/2020

Know a struggling teacher looking to infuse engaging digital experiences into their Fall curriculum? Send them a link to the Spy Museum's virtual fieldtrip workshops and experiences. Better yet, for a win win - find or provide financial support for the whole school or school district to book our one-of-a-kind virtual experiences! https://www.spymuseum.org/education-programs/educators/interactive-virtual-field-trip/

06/27/2020
SPY: INSPIRING CURIOSITY & LEARNING

We sure do miss teaching in our classroom but, we've been having a great time engaging learners near and far with our virtual workshops. This video encapsulates our approach to teaching and learning and why we love what we do!

This is "SPY: INSPIRING CURIOSITY & LEARNING" by SPY Video Team on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Congratulations to our Gadget Contest winners! Our judges, Jonna Mendez and Dexter Ingram were impressed by your creativ...
06/18/2020

Congratulations to our Gadget Contest winners! Our judges, Jonna Mendez and Dexter Ingram were impressed by your creativity, knowledge of the challenges spies face, and ability to "think outside the box."

Are you ready for some Summer Spy Magic?  Join us on Wednesday to learn some tradecraft tricks and practice deception!
06/08/2020
The Magic of Spying · Calendar

Are you ready for some Summer Spy Magic? Join us on Wednesday to learn some tradecraft tricks and practice deception!

Upcoming events at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.

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Where is the Jeffrey H. Jackson book discussion today?
As we roll up to another Halloween season, I'd like to remind folks of last year's spooooookycast featuring DIA Chief Historian Greg Elder about the DIA’s investigation into telekinesis, telepathy, remote viewing, and other spooky stuff which is a subject I study. Overall I think they came to the same conclusion I did years ago: you can test a million tone deaf people and conclude that neither perfect nor relative pitch exists, but test just one musician and you'll find a bit of both. As per their "mind over matter" testing, brainwaves leaving the skull do perturb neuromagnetometers, but I'm more concerned with deep abdominal clenching producing outward force. Short of buying candles to test it on the toilet, the several times I've been led to believe this happens I also think about the high tech haunted houses I told folks at parties about in the early 1990s using magnets to move doors. I also loved to talk about drone warfare back then, too. At one party I could almost read the name of the Blue Angel flying just above the tree tops adjacent to the property. Years prior at graduation I'd been ordered not to ask test pilot Chuck Yeager any questions, so I chose my words very carefully to put the general in a happy place. Early neurolinguistic studies, for sure, and a love for psychological operations. Remote viewing creeps me out.
This reimagination of the CIA's Acoustic Kitty cyborg cat study is just too much for me to find the proper words to describe. Meow…
Hey Everyone - help spread the word to any kids out there who might want to enter! We are accepting entries now through... well we think May. All entries will soon be posted in a Gadget Gallery on our website and our judges (CIA gadget experts) will be reviewing and commenting on all entries. Ready...set...go!
When I first read of Hmong (pronounced mong) Sudden Death Syndrome in my "Abnormal Psychology" textbook by Sue, Sue, and Sue I knew something was suspicious about CIA-trained soldiers immigrating to the U.S. to mysteriously die from culture shock.
What work do you do dad? I'm not at liberty to divulge that.
Robert G. Heath was a racist brain implant hacker in the 1950's. HIs claims of taraxein have been intertwined with my curiosity of what killed the cat since the push to debunk it decades after the fact.
Over the years I've noticed cellphones will make my radio alarm speaker make strange noises if sitting nearby. In the movie "Breached" about traitor Robert Hanssen, he blames GPS.
Is there a video series that showcases America that students can learn from so that folks don't grow up thinking their entire world population is what it's like outside their door and everywhere else is "[redacted]," to quote Trump? A lot of America looks out their window thinking there's plenty of wide open space for everyone to fit. World travelers know better. I'd love to see a repository of educational material with fact-checking built in. One-stop shopping to know the truth, even if it relies on a Glomar exemption: "We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the information requested but, hypothetically, if such data were to exist, the subject matter would be classified, and could not be disclosed."
Being reminded of a 2014 article about a supercomputer modeling 1 second of brain activity in 40 minutes, decades ago on a Twilight Zone type of show they featured a hockey puck sized diamond neural network. Printing 3D diamonds into such a circuit could be interesting aiming for specs like a one megabit integer rather than 64 bits.
I had this terrible thought the other day of being quick-changed into costume and whacked in the leg to alter my stride.
So there's this drone being advertised that doesn't use GPS, but instead a camera to recognize where it took off from in order to land there again. I'm wondering how much payload it could carry; my antivirus doesn't seem to like their site.