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Education Brochure for 2013-2014 is now available!
Download the newest version of our Education Brochure by clicking here. This is the ultimate teacher resource when booking field trips, outreach programs and general information on how we can best assist you! If you would like a hard copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math Academy Programs are Back for 2013- 2014!
Math Academy programs are back by popular demand for the 2013-2014 school year. Due to the overwhelming positive feedback from teachers about our Math Academy classes, we have decided to continue our Math Academy Program series. From number sense to fractions and decimals, to plotting and analyzing graphs, there is a math topic for every grade level. Show your students how fun math really is with the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum’s Math Academy.
Math, Science, Fitness and Family Fun Nights at Your School
Is your school having a Family Math Night? Or maybe a Health Awareness Night? Whether it’s Math, Science, Health or Fitness the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum would love to be a part of your special evening. Our staff will work with you to customize your program and activities to make your night a memorable one for everyone. Rates are $125.00 for the first two sessions and each additional session is $50.00.
For any group/ session that is over 30 students a second staff member is required at charge of $15.00 per hour booked.
Teacher Open House
Teachers are FREE on September 14, 2013. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum welcomes educators, and PTA members to come see first-hand what we have to offer your class! You will be able to meet the museum educators and see any of the education programs that are offered for this school year. There will be prizes, giveaways and an opportunity to win a complimentary field trip to the museum for your classroom. There will be lots of important information regarding our Active Learning Scholarship and processes for the upcoming school year.
3rd Annual TEAM Open House
September 21, 2013 from 9:00 am- 12:00pm at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens: the Museums of South Hampton Roads are having an open house to showcase SOL aligned programs that are available for schools. Door-prizes will be given throughout the morning. Admission is free with a school or college ID.
Tell Us What You Think of Us!
Thank you for visiting us at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum! We hope that you and your students enjoyed your education program and had a great time. Please let us know any thoughts on how you believe the program/experience went.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum would also like to enhance our education programs/services to give more fulfillments to you and your students. We are asking for feedback from you regarding our services and whether there are any comments and/or improvements you have.
Please click on the teacher survey link below to give us your feedback.
Don’t Miss Our Future Resources and Programs!
We offer additional resources, programs and events just for teachers throughout the year. If you want to receive notifications about upcoming new programs and resources, please send your email address to Elaina Trafny at email@example.com. In the subject line, write “Education Resources Email List.” For questions or more information about our programs, you may also call Elaina Trafny at (757) 393-8031, ext. 12.
We’re about more than PE! Our education programs are designed to help teachers reinforce key educational concepts in a fun and effective way. Our focus areas are math, science, health and character development. This year we introduce our new Math Academy. From statistics to scores, we’re showing students that if you love sports, you love math!
Our educational programming for grades pre-K through 12th are designed to meet the Virginia Standards of Learning guidelines. Whether you visit us at the Hall of Fame & Museum, or we come to your classroom, all of our lessons are presented with Active Learning principles which encourage students to get up and move around while learning. This approach energizes kids and encourages increased retention of information.
For more information, contact the Education Department at (757) 393-8031, ext. 12.
Let Us Come to You - The Hall of Fame Hits the Road
Did you see a program that you like, but you can't make it to us? Have us come to you!
Most of our programs are also available in your classroom! Programs can be held in any large, open area for our very active programs or in the classroom for some of our less active programs. An “In Your Classroom” experience is a great and exciting way to review for a test or possible as a reward after the test. For any questions about our outreach programs or to book an “In Your Classroom” experience please contact Elaina Trafny (757)393-8031 Ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Year Education Programs 2013 - 2014
Virginia Standards Of Learning & Virginia Building Block
Aligned Curriculum Programs
A unique, interactive, student-friendly learning environment, the Hall of Fame is one of only sixteen state halls of fame in the United States. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is one of only a few that offers a wide variety of education programs for visiting students. Our programs focus on Math, Science, Health and Character Development programming with correlations to the Virginia Standards of Learning (K-12th grade) and Virginia Building Blocks for Preschool students.
Math is everywhere in sports. The accomplishments of the football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis and other athletic stars whose names are enshrined on plaques in the Hall of Honor are all measured in statistics, whether it is yards gained, runs scored, games won, or distances achieved. Sports activities take place on courts and fields of generally specified widths and lengths, and the athletes set records that are memorialized in numbers - the stuff of math. The Hall of Fame & Museum Math Academy shows students – if you love sports, you love math!
More Questions? Wabt to book early? Please contact Elaina Trafny at (757) 393-8031 ext 12.
Booking Education Programs
Unless otherwise noted, education programs are available on site at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum or as an “In Your Classroom” outreach. Please book your program at least two weeks in advance. After scheduling, you will be emailed a Confirmation/Invoice form, directions to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, our polices and an FAQ.
Call our reservationist at (757) 393-8031 ext. 10 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On Site Programs at Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
On Site Group Size Requirements
• Group size: Minimum 10 and maximum 100 students
• Chaperones: 1 adult chaperone is required per every 10 students
On Site Program Fees (valid through June 30, 2013)
• Student Admission: $6 per student—includes admission, guided tour, education program or Scavenger Hunt
• Teacher Admission: 1 teacher free with valid ID for every 10 students (teachers without valid ID will be charged $6 each)
• Chaperone Admission: $6 per person
Payment for all programs, scavenger hunts, guided tours, and admissions are required in full on the day of the visit. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Checks should be made payable to “Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.”
“In Your Classroom” Outreach Programs
All programs (except Scavenger Hunts) are available to travel to your classroom. High activity programs may be held in any large, open area. Low activity programs can be held in a classroom. Program activity levels are noted with program descriptions, and our staff will help you determine the appropriate space for your level. Programs last 35 to 45 minutes.
Outreach Class Size
• Minimum 10 students per program
• Maximum 30 students per program
Outreach Program Fee
• $100 per program
• Free for schools in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. For all other cities contact our Reservationist for mileage rates.
Full payment is required two weeks prior to your outreach program and held as a deposit and processed the day of your program. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Checks should be made payable to “Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.”
Cancellations may be made 14 or more days before the scheduled visit. Groups cancelling 13 or fewer days prior to their scheduled program will be billed the full cost of their reservation.
Visiting the Museum for On Site Programs
When You Arrive
Please have students remain on bus upon arrival. Museum staff will greet your bus on Middle Street. Your group leader will be asked to present the Confirmation/Invoice Form and payment to the ticket office upon arrival.
If your group is more than 15 minutes late we cannot guarantee you will have enough time to complete the entire scheduled program or guided tour. Staff will adjust schedule as necessary.
Free bus parking is available. Parking instructions will be given to lead bus driver upon arrival.
10:00 am Students, teachers and chaperones will unload from buses. Everyone will go to the Cox Communications Theater for orientation.
If you have scheduled lunch at the museum, bag lunches will be dropped off in the Sports Gallery.
10:15 am Students will tour the museum, see our inspirational video, participate in education program or Scavenger Hunt, and visit the Final Score Gift Shop (if desired).
12:30 pm Departure for groups not staying for lunch OR bag lunches in Sports Gallery if scheduled
1:00 pm Departure for groups who stayed for lunch
Groups may bring bag lunches to eat in the Sports Gallery before returning to school, providing Sports Gallery is available. Please note that vending machines are not available.
The Final Score Gift Shop
Teachers may request that groups not visit the Gift Shop. Only 10 students with chaperone are allowed in Gift Shop at one time so that we may better serve you.
Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the group and must remain with the group at all times. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum reserves the right to terminate the visit, without reimbursement, to any group or individual that is inadequately supervised or acting in an irresponsible manner.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is proud to offer grant opportunities for the 2013-14 academic year.
Active Learning Grant
Sponsored by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Education Foundation
“One Day, One Goal, 100 Children”
Our goal is to have 100 students a day actively learning one of our education programs until the end of the school year! All schools are eligible to apply for the Active Learning Grant. The Active Learning Grant will cover museum admission and education program or an “In Your Classroom” experience for students that receive free and reduced lunch. Please click here for the 2013-14 Active Learning Grant Application.
Cox Communications Grant
Once again, we are pleased to announce an amazing grant opportunity courtesy of Cox Communications. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and Cox Communications are partnering to offer the 2013-2014 Cox Education Grant to Elementary Schools in the Hampton Roads area.
Cox Communications is committed to supporting youth through education and technology initiatives. In accordance with that mission, the Cox Communication Grant will fund a program that focuses on Character Development and Healthy Lifestyle as taught through top of the line interactive technology found at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Your students will enjoy a fun and active learning experience with SOL inspiration. Please click here for the 2013-2014 Cox Communications Grant.
Please Note the Program for the Cox Grant focuses on Character Development and Healthy Lifestyles.
All Grant applications must be completed and faxed to (757) 393-8288 Attn: Elaina Trafny or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Summer Program Descriptions: (ALL ARE IN MUSEUM ONLY; outreach programs can be customized)
- Explore the Museum Math Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for groups with a large range of ages. Each camper will be given a scavenger hunt and sent off to explore the Museum. The campers will use the information found in the exhibits to help solve each of the word problems giving them a deeper understanding of how important math is in sports when asked to look at statistics, probability and fractions while having fun in our Sports Complex and basketball court.
- 2013 Summer Olympics: Every summer is Olympic time at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum! Your campers will represent countries of the world in Hall of Fame Summer Games. There will be challenges throughout the museum that each team will have to complete in to gain the title of The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Olympic Champion.
- The Legends of the Wall: Who exactly are the names on the wall in the Hall of Honor? Your campers will take a step into Virginia’s Sport History and pick a Hall of Famer from the walls of the Hall of Honor. They will then use the exhibits to find out more about the inductee and their career achievements by filling in answers to a biography questionnaire. The campers will then create a triorama honoring their inductee, and present the information learned to their fellow campers.
- 3… 2… 1… ACTION! After looking at current popular “Get Active” community projects, the campers will create a program to get their community more active. Using their ideas and props, the camper will create a mini proposal and will film a public service announcement video to promote their community program to get kids active. The video will be recorded and played for other campers and could possibly be featured on our website!
- Hall of Famer in Training: Hard work, determination, leadership, these are a few of the qualities in a Hall of Famer. This program teaches campers what it takes to be a Hall of Famer. They will learn how to draw conclusions, discovering the importance of respect, honesty, self-control and explore how to be a team player in and out of the classroom.
Preschool Only Programs: (Outreach Only)
- My Healthy Preschool: This Preschool Program (3 – 5 year olds) will have your littlest campers learning about the importance of Healthy living with The Cat in Hat and The Learning Station.
- Activity Pyramid: Each camper will explore their own activity level and figure out the effect being active has on their heart rate.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is the ultimate destination for Summer Camp Groups looking to engage their campers in unique activities and experiences. Camp Counselors can bring their campers to the Hall of Fame & Museum for a guided tour and a program of their choice!
Summer Kids Workshops:
Baseball from a Different Angle: Take a closer look at the math behind the America’s favorite pastime. From the field specifics, to the angle in which the ball is hit, geometry is everywhere in baseball. Come spend a few days with us and you will be able to see the game of baseball from a different “angle”.
Baseball from a Different Angle: Tuesdays, July 9th – 30th; 4 sessions
Time: 10:00- 11:30
Suggested minimum age: 8
Maximum number of students per session: 12
Preregister by June 25th
Price: $10.00 per session includes admission and materials; $35.00 if paid for all sessions at once
________________________________________Moneyball: Statistics in sports is as important as the wins on your team’s record. Learn the ins and outs of calculating and analyzing individual and team statistics and the effect they have on a successful franchise. With a friendly game of baseball to wrap up the workshop, you will be able to apply all that you learned in the Hall of Fame classroom on the field.
Moneyball: Thursdays, July 18th – August 8th; 4 sessions
Time: 10:00- 11:30
Suggested minimum age: 10
Maximum number of students per session: 12
Preregister by July 5th
Price: $10.00 per session includes admission and materials; $35.00 if paid for all sessions at once
Summer 2013 Camp Group rates.
Museum Visit Rate (1 Chaperone FREE per 10 kids):
$6.00 per camper for Museum visit & Summer Program
$7.00 per camper for Museum visit & Summer Program (if less than 10)
$6.00 per additional Camp Counselors & chaperones
Partial deposit due 2 weeks prior to date booked
Lunch space is available. Reservation required.
$85.00 for first summer program
$75.00 for each additional program
Minimum 15 and Maximum 30 campers per program.
To book your camp group, please call (757) 393-8031 ext. 10.
Discover + Connect + Take Action
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
There is no “I” in team, or in Scout.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is more than just sports. The artifacts that make up the museum represent the hard work, determination, and leadership skills it takes to be successful. Together with the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, your Girl Scout can further develop their positive values and team building skills through our Girl Scout Programs. All programs promote cooperation and help develop healthy relationships while also educating and inspiring the girls to take action.
$10.00 per Girl Scout (includes Admission, Museum Exploration Patch and Program)
1 Adult Chaperone Free with every 10 scouts. Each additional Adult is regular admission ($7.00)
Girl Scout Programs:
Scavenger Hunt (Group Hunt)
Hall of Famer in Training
Self-Guided Explore the Museum (regular admission; Museum patch sold separately)
Scavenger Hunt (Group Hunt):
Girls Scouts will develop a strong sense of self and positive values when working with a team or as an individual to find and answers all the question clues. The Girl Scout will also have to use their problem solving skills to use the surrounding resources to find the answer or aid in the quest for the clue. The accomplishments made by women in Virginia’s Sport History and the work and dedication to took that individual to achieve those goals will help educate the Girl Scouts as well as inspire them to maybe one day have their name in the Hall of Honor.
The program starts with watching and exploring popular public service announcements and ad campaigns that are combating obesity and advocating moving and being active. When faced with a problem to get their neighborhoods moving and active, the girls are asked to work together to create a commercial/ PSA promoting their program and to get their message out to their community. The commercial will then be filmed and played back for the class and possibly even put on our website!
Hall of Famer in Training:
This program covers the qualities and characteristics of a Hall of Famer and what it means to be a leader, hard worker, a good listener, and great team player. The girls are asked what it means to be these things and how to someone with these characteristics acts and how they can display these qualities in their daily lives. The program then continues with cooperative games and teamwork activities that challenge the Girl Scouts to display those qualities and work together one another to achieve the goal of the activity.
Self-Guided Explore the Museum Program
Explore the museum at your own pace and earn your Museum Exploration Patch. Your Girl Scout and Troop may appreciate a little more independence while exploring the museum. All you have to do is print off the activity sheet and bring with you. Once you’re here, follow the directions and instructions to help navigate you through the exhibit areas and interactive areas. Once you have completed the activity, stop in the Final Score Gift Shop to purchase your Museum Exploration Patch.
Print out the Exlore the Museum Program here.
Scout Overnight Camp-Ins
Our fun-filled overnight programs provide your scout group the opportunity to explore the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. We strive to engage and inspire your scouts in an interactive and hands-on learning environment, allowing them to create, learn, grow and have a fantastic time. Here, your scouts will advance their knowledge and skills earning them the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum badge as well as a certificate of completion.
** $35.00 per scouts/siblings, $20 per adult
Have a specific goal or idea in mind? At the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, we are happy to tailor any of our programs just for your scouts.
If you would like more information, check date availability, or would like to book a reservation, please contact Elaina Trafny, our Education Coordinator.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
206 High Street | PO Box 370
Portsmouth, VA 23705
Fax (757) 393-8288