hang out in the Extra yard for teachers lounge
(and invite your friends!)

The Extra Yard for Teachers Lounge is a VIP space in Championship Campus reserved solely for teachers and their families. Any teacher with a current teacher’s I.D. can gain entry to the Lounge, and family members of teachers are welcome to join.

In the Lounge, teachers can look forward to hands-on workshop sessions; an Educator’s Alley with expert advice on STEAM and STEM lesson plans, and augmented reality, thermal camera, and virtual field trip demonstrations; and an entire Zen Room with chair massages, mindfulness exercises, and chair yoga exercises to take back to the classroom.   

The Extra Yard for Teachers Lounge will be open on January 6 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern. Because of security protocols for the game, we do ask that you preregister and bring your printed ticket with you.

Just some of the cool things happening during the day include:

Zen Room

Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Chair Massages all day!

Educator’s Alley

Mmmm, fresh-baked cookies! 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Social Hour cash bar 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Game Room

Chick-fil-A sandwiches—get ‘em while they’re hot. 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. 

Say ‘hi’ to Rashan Ali & get a photo! 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

More celebrity appearances throughout the day

Warm, soft pretzels 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Dr. Pepper Refresh Zone

Social Hour cash bar 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 


$500 DonorsChoose.org Gift Card Drawing! (10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.)

Classroom Makeover Giveaway! 11:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. 

Social Hour cash bar 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Screening Room

Catch the 2018 Extra Yard for Teachers Summit, live streamed from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  

STEP (the movie) 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Talks from the Summit and TED Archives 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. 

Workshop Room

The TED Idea Accelerator for Educators 10:15 a.m.

Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, and Self Care 12 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. 

Developing Early Literacy through Active Learning Experiences  1 p.m.