Social Media in the Classroom: How a Virtual Field Trip Connected Thousands to Ford’s Theatre

Editor’s Note: On March 26, 2015, Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre hosted a Virtual Field Trip, connecting with thousands of students in their classrooms. One of the teachers watching was Colin Sinko, a fifth-grade teacher at Carver Elementary School in Wendell, North Carolina. Colin subsequently brought his students to Ford’s Theatre, and the class engaged…

Ford’s Theatre Society Receives the CILC Pinnacle Award

Honorable Mention for the highest award in educational interactive videoconferencing has been presented to Ford’s Theatre Society for its Investigation: Detective McDevitt distance-learning program. The CILC Pinnacle Award is given annually, by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators. Receiving the award…