Interactive Virtual Workshops

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

Our LIVE, multi-disciplinary, educator-led workshops transport your students into the shadow world, test their spy skills, encourage teamwork, and bring the Museum's unique content and collections to life (all while supporting your curriculum standards!). We can accommodate up to 40 participants (gathered in one location or individually, at home) using our password-protected Zoom room OR we can use your preferred virtual platform.

COST: $105/workshop (except for Spy’s Eye View – see pricing below)

WHEN: Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm EST (Federal holidays excluded). Workshops booked outside these hours will incur an additional off-hours fee of $100.

PARTICIPANTS: Up to 40 students (and at least 1 teacher/supervising adult is mandatory)

MATERIALS: All workshops include a PDF packet of materials which will be emailed to the teacher upon booking. 

PAYMENT: Full payment MUST be received no later than one week prior to the date of the workshop. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or checks. The International Spy Museum will NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment.

CANCELLATION: Cancellations up to 14 days prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. After that, the Museum is unable to issue a refund.  

 

YOUR MISSION:

  • Choose one or more of the workshops listed below. Package pricing is available for 10 or more workshops booked by a school or school district. 
  • Fill out and submit a VIRTUAL WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM.
  • We will contact you to confirm your workshop and process payment. 

Please review SPY's Virtual Program Code of Conduct and before participating in one of our programs.

Have questions? Please review our FAQ Document.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

SPY SCHOOL 101

Grades: 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12
Time: 50 minutes
Can your students use their observation skills to spot threats and opportunities, work as a team to reveal secrets and think like a gadget-maker to solve problems? In this skill-based program, interactive challenges with real-world stories will be woven together as students explore the shadow-world of espionage and answer the age-old question…Do you have what it takes to be a spy?

MIND GAMES: INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Grades: 6-8 or 9-12
Time: 50 minutes
Spies go out into the world to collect secrets, but without analysis, there is no real meaning. Analysts comb through collected intel to find connections and patterns, sniff out deception, and give context – all while avoiding the mental traps that can skew their results. In a highly interactive program where students are polled for their decisions and observations, discuss options, and form conclusions – they will test their analytical skills, reveal their cognitive biases, and dive into the world of intelligence analysis!

FORENSICS IN ESPIONAGE

Grades: 7-8 or 9-12
Time: 45 minutes
Is there a mole in your operation? While accusations fly, only forensic evidence provides the necessary counterintelligence clues to put this case to bed. Students become forensic scientists and use real FBI forensic techniques to examine evidence, make recommendations, and use the scientific method to determine the identity of the mole.

RED WHITE AND SPY

Grades: 4 - 6
Time: 50 minutes
Reporting to General George Washington, students will travel back in time to the summer of 1781. The mission: craft a deception operation to divert the planned British attack on the incoming French fleet. Their methods: covert communication, invisible ink, and codes and ciphers. Integrating primary documents into a live action mission, students will assist General Washington while American success in the War hangs in the balance!

MINUTE BY MINUTE: CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

Grades: 7-8 or 9-12
Time: 60 minutes
Do your students have what it takes to avert a nuclear catastrophe? This classroom simulation places students in the role of CIA intelligence analysts in October 1962. By analyzing declassified primary documents and surveillance photos from U-2 spy planes, students advise President Kennedy of the "ground truth" at each stage of the Crisis. Can sources be trusted? The outcome is in their hands.

SPY FICTION WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Grades: 4 - 7
Time: 50 minutes
The shadow world of spying has captured the imagination of authors for centuries. Now, your students can be the ones to develop the plot and storyline that grips readers' attention and quickens their pulses! This unique writing workshop for young spies reveals the process of creating intriguing characters and spine-tingling stories. Spy Museum educators will also supply real spy stories, artifacts from the Museum’s collection and tools to get your students started on their own next best-selling spy book!

SPY’S EYE VIEW

Grades: 9-12
Time: 45 minutes
Cost: Starting at $400+
Meet a real spy! Your students will learn from and be able to "interrogate" a former intelligence professional. Students discover the secret world of spying in a private briefing with a former intelligence professional. In this 45-minute program, students learn about the life of an intelligence professional, how intelligence is collected and analyzed, and its role in American government. Students also have an opportunity to "interrogate" the speaker.

Request A Virtual Workshop Now!

To request a virtual workshop, please complete this form and a SPY educator will contact you.

The International Spy Museum is a proud recipient of a Pinnacle Award and Honorary Mention from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). This award is based on program evaluation ratings from participating educators.