November 2020
Welcome DISTANCE LEARNING LEADS!
NEWS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Greetings!
Attention Teachers, Parents and Educators of All Kinds!
Book your Distance Learning Programs today! From our interactive, live Virtual Field Trip experiences to our pre-recorded Video Tour, Native American Storytelling video series, and 360° Architectural and Historical video series, we have something for everyone. Programs may be booked for whole classrooms, learning pods, and even individual learners. 
 
If you'd like to plan a visit to the Mission in person, we are still open to small family groups and learning pods for onsite VIP tours, multi-language audio tours, and Mission Matters classes. 
 
All bookings receive our “In Our Voice: Mission Bell Ringing and Native American Singing” video for FREE (a $50 value)!



Sincerely,
Mechelle Lawrence Adams, Executive Director
Mission San Juan Capistrano
NOW OFFERING A FREE DIGITAL LECTURE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Junípero Serra: The Myths, the Man, and the Statues: A Digital Lecture by Dr. Robert M. Senkewicz
Mission San Juan Capistrano is proud to share free, early access to a new professional development opportunity for educators. This special digital lecture presented by Dr. Robert M. Senkewicz, a professor emeritus of History at Santa Clara University, tells the multifaceted story about Junípero Serra, his history, and delves into why he is still a topic of conversation today. In developing our more inclusive historical perspectives and interpretive efforts, we rely on such impressive advisors such as Dr. Robert M. Senkewicz and all academics who have researched and published numerous books and articles on early California history. We believe inclusivity will allow our visitors to draw their own conclusions of what it felt and meant to be a priest, a soldier, a Native American, a post-secularization Catholic, a man, a woman, or child of that time.
 
Access the digital lecture for FREE, now through December 6.
Password: SerraPD1713
Run Time: 1 hour and 23 minutes 
CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AT THE MISSION
Enjoy a Special Preview of our New Education Video Series
In honor of the local Acjachemen people and people of all native communities, the Mission is proud to share a special preview of our new education video series: In Our Voice: Native American Storytelling. This video is presented by Jacque Tahuka Nunez, Native American Educator and member of the Juañeno Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation. The full video series is available to book as a Distance Learning program.
EDUCATOR'S GUIDE 2020-2021
Featuring Onsite Educational Programs, Immersive Experiences and Distance Learning
Check out our Educator's Guide featuring onsite educational programs, immersive experiences and new this year - distance learning options. Students can learn about the diverse history and culture of early California through virtual field trips with a live guide, a livestream Mission walkthrough, 360° architectural and historical view videos, Native American Storytelling and Singing videos and more!
STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
FREE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
$10,000 Available for FREE Distance Learning Program Scholarships!
This year the Adopt-A-Class Scholarship Program has been opened up to help ALL schools stay connected to learning! Teachers can apply for this program by completing the application. Distance Learning program must be completed before January 31, 2021. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Apply today!
FREE STUDENT ADMISSION VOUCHER
Mission San Juan Capistrano Celebrates its Student Community
We realize that many of this year's fourth graders missed out on the coveted tradition of a field trip to Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are so sorry for that experience and want to help make it up to our student visitors by offering a free voucher valid for 1 free student admission to the Mission through June 2021!

Be our guest! For those joining us digitally this fall, share this voucher with your learners to come visit us with their families! Plan a Daycation and enjoy your distance learning in a scenic environment while utilizing the Mission's FREE WiFi! Stay a little longer and shop, dine and explore all that historic downtown San Juan Capistrano has to offer.

Please note this free student voucher is not applicable to field trips.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
Join us Every 2nd Saturday of the Month!
Receive 15% OFF when you shop in the Mission Store!
See What Teachers are Saying...


"[The presenter] was positive and engaging. The students loved seeing the artifacts and the 360 degree view videos. All of the information that was presented tied nicely to the 4th Grade curriculum on the California Missions.”
Teacher
Jaime Escalante Elementary School
Mission San Juan Capistrano is the
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Save Money By Booking Early!
Book a Distance Learning Program by December 31, 2020 and receive "In Our Voice: Mission Bell Ringing and Native American Singing" video for FREE (a $50 value)!