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Activity Ideas

Online Toolkit: Activity Ideas

Get a head start on planning your American Education Week by browsing through these ideas to create a special celebration that honors the individuals who are making public schools great for every child. Don't forget to visit the online toolkit's promotional materials to download American Education Week posters, fact sheets, newsletter articles, press release and media alert templates, proclamations, and lots more. These materials will help you spread the word about your event.

Successful Past Activities

Local associations have shared dozens of tried-and-true ideas from past American Education Week observances. Browse through these activities to gather ideas for your celebration.

Successful Media Activities

Celebrating in School

Following is a list of past activities conducted by schools to celebrate American Education Week:

Saluting School Staff

Following is a list of past activities used for saluting teachers, education support professionals, and substitute educators during American Education Week:

Reaching Out to the Community

Following is a list of community outreach activities from previous years:

Open House Day/AEW Kick-Off Ideas - Monday, November 17

Parents Day Ideas - Tuesday, November 18

Education Support Professionals Day Ideas - Wednesday, November 19

Educator for a Day Ideas - Thursday, November 20

Substitute Educators Day Ideas - Friday, November 21