2020 Summer Professional Development Opportunities in Social Studies
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Title of Professional DevelopmentDescriptionLink to Organization Website for Additional Information and/or Application MaterialsDate(s) of Professional DevelopmentApplication DeadlineContact Name for QuestionsEmail Contact for QuestionsAdditional Information
1990 Institute: Changing Lives in Modern Chinahttps://teachers.1990institute.org July 26-27 2019
Albert H. Small Normandy InstituteThe Albert H. Small Normandy Institute will take fifteen student-teacher teams on the learning experience of a lifetime. The Institute is an intensive program to learn about the D-Day Campaign of 1944 and the sacrifices made by young Americans to defeat tyranny. Members of the Institute will begin studying World War II and the Normandy Campaign in January by reading materials provided by the Institute and participating in online discussions of those materials supervised by Institute staff from The George Washington University. From June 20 through July 2, 2020, Institute members will travel to the campus of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., for a series of lectures and activities to deepen their understanding of elements of the conflict. Finally, the students and teachers will participate in a “staff-ride” (army-speak for a participatory educational tour led by GW professors) of many of the sites that played a role in the Normandy Campaign in France. Each student will be called upon to present a briefing concerning some element of the campaign at the appropriate site. For instance, a student giving a presentation on the Atlantic Wall will give their presentation inside one of the surviving German bunkers at Longues-Sur-Mer! As a capstone to the Institute, each team will select a member of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the Normandy Campaign and gave his or her life in the effort to liberate France, to prevent the spread of the fascist tyranny imposed by Nazi Germany, and to preserve our liberty. Each team will then, with assistance from the Institute staff, learn about that service member’s life and write a biography of that soldier. The culmination of our Staff Ride will be an opportunity for the student member of each team to present a eulogy for their hometown hero while standing by his graveside in the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer.https://www.ahsnormandyinstitute.com/June 20-July 2, 2020December 1, 2019Adam Bieniekadmin@ahsnormandyinstitute.com
American Bar Association/FJC Summer Institute for Teachers: Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. HistoryDesigned especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Law, the Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined our constitutional and other legal rights.www.ambar.org/summerinstituteJune 21-26, 2020March 2, 2020Catherine Hawkecatherine.Hawke@americanbar.org
American Bar Association Federal CourtsOver the course of this one day Institute, teachers will be provided with the opportunity to engage with legal historians, federal judges, and other educators to explore the history of the Northern Illinois District Court by focusing on one of the court’s highest profile cases, the Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial.https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/Programs/summer_institute_for_teachers/federal-trials-summer-institute/July 26, 2019May 10, 2019
American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati 2020 Master Teacher SeminarThe American Revolution Institute Master Teachers Seminar is a week-long residential program for middle and high school teachers focusing on the American Revolution. Teachers selected to participate will receive a travel stipend and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House in Washington D.C.https://www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/professional-development/master-teachers-seminar/master-teachers-seminar-2019-application/July 13-17, 2020February 22, 2020Stacia Smithssmith@societyofthecincinnati.org
AP Summer Institute at University of Wisconsin MadisonAP training for high school teachersgo.wisc.edu/cpqup9June 18-21, 2019, June 24-27, 2019Matthew Freidfreid@wisc.edu
APA Psychology Summit for High School TeachersThe APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers has become one of the most sought-after professional development experiences available to high school psychology teachers. The workshop gives attendees an opportunity to share peer-to-peer creative ideas and learn new concepts to further enhance teaching skills.http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/clark-university-workshop.aspxJune 26-28, 2019Yvonne HillYHill@apa.org
Archaeology and Rock ArtExplore how archaeologists study rock art to understand past cultures. Using archaeological inquiry, you will observe an authentic rock art panel at Jeffers Petroglyphs and make inferences. The course will transform your perception of the past. You will start to think like an archaeologist as you apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of the past, art, and culture. The course and curriculum will teach integrative, inquiry-based methods for social studies and art instruction. Bring Project Archaeology back to your classroom to share all the exciting things you learned with your students!
June 10, 2019June 1, 2019cagenten@blc.edu
Archaeology of the Plains TipiJoin Minnesota Project Archaeology at Bethany Lutheran College for a two-day workshop to learn bring archaeology into your classroom to study the past! You will receive the award-winning guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter. Participants analyze artifacts, primary documents, and oral histories related to authentic archaeological sites. The course offers one graduate university credit.https://projectarchaeology.org/event/investigate-a-plains-tipi-workshop/?instance_id=10June 24-25, 2019June 1, 2019cagenten@blc.edu
Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for EducatorsFunded by a grant from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty. This three-day conference introduces participants to the Museum's pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust, as well as Museum resources.

While the conference is designed for teachers who have less than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust, we welcome all educators who have not yet received training at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. For those teachers who have more than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust and have already attended the Belfer Conference, you are encouraged to apply for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program.

At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s exhibitions and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.

The 2018 conference will be held in two sessions: the first is designed for English language arts educators; the second is for social studies educators. Those who teach a subject outside these disciplines may select the session that better suits them. The Museum also encourages teachers of related disciplines to register.

There is no charge for the conference, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. Scholarships are available. While the conference is designed for teachers who have less than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust, we welcome all educators who have not yet received training at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
https://www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/belfer-educators-conferenceEnglish/Language Arts: July 20-22, 2020
Social Studies/History: July 23-25, 2020
Rolling Spring 2020Chelsea Halling-Nyebelferconference@ushmm.orgThe conference is free and $1000 travel scholarships are available by application.
BRI Summer Institute: Truth, Justice, and Judicial PowersFirmly rooted in Article III of the Constitution, the 2020 Summer Institute will explore the historical journey, philosophical underpinnings, and societal impacts of the Judicial Branch and justice system of the United States from the Founding Era to today. The five day program will draw from the Bill of Rights Institute’s wide array of curricular offerings, Document Based Questions, Homework Help series, and primary source activities from two decades’ worth of materials. Participants will explore the American court system, attend site visits at key locations in and around the Washington DC metro area, and have meaningful interactions with scholars and experts in the fields related to the theme of Truth, Justice, and Judicial Powers.https://billofrightsinstitute.arlo.co/w/seminars/20-summer-institute/51July 20-24, 2020events@billofrightsinstitute.org
C3 Summer Institutewww.c3teachers.orgJuly 22-23, 2019
Centropa Seminar 20th Century European History, Holocaust and Civil Society in the Global Classroom. This two and a half day seminar will provide participants with an expanded knowledge of 20th century European History, the Holocaust, and Civil Society in the global classroom, and instructional strategies to teach these topics. Participants will attend Friday evening services at a Columbia, SC synagogue; learn how to use personal stories and photographs to teach history, civics, storytelling, global perspective, innovation, and critical thinking; discover the story of a Jewish family in Berlin, how they lived in the 1920, how they fled, where they survived and how they lived afterwards; investigate the parallels between Jim Crow and Nuremberg Laws; examine how people of different religious faiths can come together to form a better community; learn how to integrate a board game about the Cold War into the curriculum; and incorporate oral history from the 1930s detailing the rise of antisemitism to combat bullying today.

Participants will receive free educational materials and recertification points.
http://www.centropa.org/2019 dates have not been posted at this time2019 dates have not been posted at this timeLauren Granitegranite@centropa.org
C-SPAN's Summer Educators' Conference
Each summer C-SPAN hosts two teacher conferences in Washington, DC. The day-and-a-half long conferences are held at C-SPAN's headquarters in Washington, DC. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights' hotel stay and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN. At these conferences, middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) from around the country gather to learn more about C-SPAN and how to effectively integrate C-SPAN Classroom's free online resources into their classrooms.
https://www.c-span.org/classroom/opportunities/Middle School Conference: July 27-28, 2020, High School Conference: July 30-31, 2020

Application will be posted in January 2020. Deadline April 3, 2020. Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
C-SPAN's Teacher Fellowship ProgramC-SPAN’s Fellowship program is for educators who have experience using C-SPAN’s programming in the classroom and can demonstrate innovative methods of integrating those programs into educational experiences. For four weeks in July, Fellowship recipients will collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources. The Fellowship takes place at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $7,000 to cover housing, travel, and living expenses. Fellows will also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conferences where they share their ideas and experiences using C-SPAN’s programs with conference attendees.https://www.c-span.org/classroom/opportunities/July 6-31, 2020The application will be posted in November 2019. The deadline will be March 13, 2020.Pam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
C-SPAN Classroom's FREE Online Teacher TrainingJoin us for a free online training session through platforms such as Zoom and Skype. Connect with us to learn how to navigate our website as we introduce you to the variety of free teaching resources that are available for you to use in your classroom. We offer a variety of free content on different topics including public affairs, the branches of government, history and literature that we feature in short Current Events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, On This Day in History Events, Constitution Clips and Classroom Deliberations. Whether it is your staff, your department or a class of up-and-coming student teachers, educators are certain to find content that supports their curriculum and enhances their instruction.https://www.c-span.org/classroom/opportunities/Sessions are ongoing throughout the year. Contact us to coordinate a date and time that works for you.NonePam McGorryeducate@c-span.org
Choices ProgramThe Choices Program out of Brown University offers several workshops throughout the summer.www.choices.edu/pdVariousVariouschoices@brown.edu
Christopher Newport UniversityIf you're an educator, you won’t want to miss two hands-on, multi-day workshops designed just for you. Offered by Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies, each workshop will share innovative ways to incorporate history into your pedagogy as you help students embrace their role as 21st-century citizens. Jamestowne to the 21st Century will examine how “We the People” has shaped and crafted our legislative institutions into the system we know today.
And with the help of historians, scholars and other educators, African-American History will help you shape your classroom lessons and curriculum. http://cnu.edu/cas/events/teacher-workshops/african-american/index.asp
African American History: 1619 to the 21st Century July 18-20, 2019, American Representative Government: Jamestowne to the 21st Century July 20-23, 2019, The American Civil War in Tidewater Virginia, July 25-29, 2019Bill Whitebill@wmwhite.com
Civil War Trust ConferenceJoin the American Battlefield Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation’s elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and touring in the Washington, D.C., area in 2020.https://www.battlefields.org/events/annual-conferenceJune 4-7, 2020events@battlefields.org
Civil War Trust Teacher InstituteOur annual National Teacher Institute brings together educators from all over the world. This four-day event includes breakout sessions, workshops, lectures, and tours from some of the leading experts in the history and education fields.Educators will be immersed in a friendly, fun, and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators, learn more about the historical topics that they teach in their classroom while acquiring new and innovative teaching methods. Our National Teacher Institute is more than just methodology, it's about making you a better, more well-rounded educator. We hope that you will leave the Institute with a better understanding of your subject matter, a passion for history education, and lifelong friendships. This event is free but does require a $100, refundable, deposit be placed to reserve your spot. At the conclusion of the event, educators can apply for continuing education credits, provided by Virginia Tech University. The institute takes place in Mobile, AL. https://www.battlefields.org/events/national-teacher-institute-2019July 19-12, 2020teacherinstitute@civilwar.org
Climate Change InstituteJoin us for this professional development conference to engage with teachers from across the country dedicated to bringing climate change education into the Humanities classroom. Content will be focused on grades 6-12 Social Studies, ELA, Political Science, and Environmental studies educators. Registration $150. Scholarships available.https://www.climategen.org/take-action/teach-climate-change/professional-development/summer-institute/August 5-7, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute
Week-long Sessions
•Elementary School (1606-1780)
•Secondary School (1606-1865)
Three-day Seminars
•Women in 18th-Century VA/Primary Sources
•African-Americans in 18th-Century VA
•Trades and Daily Life/STEM)"
During immersive six-day sessions and three-day themed seminars on location in Williamsburg, participants engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, interact with character interpreters, participate in simulations and demonstrations and work collaboratively with Colonial Williamsburg staff and Master Teachers to explore primary sources, interactive teaching techniques, and instructional approaches to bring history to life in the classroom. Registration can be done by self-payment or through our scholarship program. http://www.history.org/cwtiWeekly sessions and seminars starting June 6, 2020 through August 7, 2020.
*See our web site for specific session and seminar dates.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 12/18/2019, Registration open for self-paid attendees by January 7, 2020 Registrarteacherdevelopment@cwf.orghttps://www.history.org/history/teaching/tchsti.cfm
Constitutional Rights Foundation- ChicagoMPU is a dynamic two-day professional development institute based on CRFC’s MPU curriculum and created for teachers who administer the U.S. Constitution Test to their 7th or 8th grade students.https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=7ebc41597276f77c29d980fb2&id=59dced8003&e=cdccda9cbfJuly 25-26, 2019
Contemporary Mayan History and CultureJoin CLACS for our annual, week-long (30 hours) Professional Development workshop for K-12 and Community College Educators/Librarians interested in Latin American Studies.This year we will focus on contemporary Maya communities and participants will learn about Mayan contemporary histories, languages, cultures, and politics. Participants will also learn the basics of Q’anjob’al, a Mayan language spoken right here in C-U! Activities will include lectures by UI faculty supplemented by music and movies. Participants will be able to revise and/or create new classroom materials to be shared by all.
June 17-21,2019May 31, 2019
Dar al IslamDar al Islam has offered Teachers’ Institutes since 1994.

We offer the Teachers’ Institute at NO COST to participants!

Participants only pay their round trip travel expenses to the Albuquerque International Airport in New Mexico.

Our goal is to enable educators to teach about Islam with greater confidence. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the basic tenets of Islam and see how Islam works in the daily lives of the program’s Muslim faculty and staff.

This is a two-week residential Institute that covers Islam from a normative perspective.

Using primary texts and classical interpretations, University professors and Islamic scholars cover in depth and breadth: Islamic faith & practice, History, Culture and civilization, Contemporary issues and world-view of Islam, and Existing resources & curriculum for social studies, religion or world history classes.

Participants, faculty, and staff benefit from living together during the program because it provides the opportunity to 1) have informal conversations with one another outside of the classroom; and 2) observe the lived Islam of faculty and staff, most of whom are Muslims.

Past participants have said:

“This time at Dar al Islam has provided an opportunity to learn about Islam, to consider ways to incorporate such knowledge into classroom instruction, to contemplate the relationship between peoples, and time to read and think wrapped in a magnificent setting shared with new friends.”

“What this two weeks has been is more than educational – it was spiritually fulfilling and gave me time to remember what learning is about.”
http://daralislam.org/programs/education/teachers-institutes.aspxJuly 5 - 18, 2020Although we accept applications on a rolling deadline, best consideration is given to those applications received by April 15thTariq ShafiInstituteDirector(at)daralislam.orgDuring free time, participants are free to explore points of interest near our campus
Department of StateThe 5-day institute, available to 6th-12th grade teachers from Montgomery County, Fairfax County, and District of Columbia public schools, is structured to provide an array of engaging opportunities including diplomatic simulations, object-based learning, historic background, classroom techniques, and morehttps://diplomacy.state.gov/education/teacher-instituteJuly 15-19, 2019
Dimensions of the Middle East: A Summer Institute for Educators40 teachers from across the country will join us this summer for a five-day institute designed to introduce participants to different dimensions of the Middle East. From social movements to geopolitics to cultures and more, teachers will deepen their understanding of both the historic and modern Middle East. Participants will learn from scholars and community experts, study authentic texts, and participate in experiential learning activities. Throughout the institute, teachers will reflect on integrating content learned into the classroom. All expenses are covered for selected participants.

Eligibility and Conditions

• This institute is open to currently practicing educators teaching grades 6–12 in the United States.

• Applicants must continue teaching in the next consecutive school year.

• Given the themes of this institute, this program is open to teachers in the social sciences, humanities and arts fields.

• Selected participants will be required to develop and submit a lesson plan or activity within two months of the institute’s completion.

To apply, you must register for an account on Qatar Foundation International’s Grants Management Portal, FluidReview, at qfi.fluidreview.com. Visit qfi.org/opportunities/qfi-duke-summer-institute/ for more information.
https://islamicstudies.duke.edu/summer-instituteJune 23-28, 20193/24/2019 or until 125 applications have been receivedEmma Harverharver@email.unc.edu
East Asia Resource Center Summer InstituteTradition, Exchange, and Innovation in Art: An Introduction to East Asian Visual Culture and Beyond will look at moments in the transmission of culture vis-à-vis art forms produced and transmitted throughout and beyond East Asia. This course will focus on the production of art forms, such as scrolls, woodblock prints, ceramics, and architectural forms as episodes in exchange and innovation. This program is ideal for people who are interested in an introductory course on East Asian art history and cultural transmission, and those who are looking for a refresher on key art historical concepts. During this program, we will compare and contrast artistic productions of different styles and periods, while focusing on translating these artistic examples of tradition, exchange, and innovation into useful classroom materials.https://jsis.washington.edu/earc/tradition-exchange-and-innovation-in-art-an-introduction-to-east-asian-visual-culture-and-beyond/July 15-19, 2019earc@uw.edu
Echoes and ReflectionsEchoes & Reflections offers two outstanding international advanced learning programs for educators who are seeking to deepen their learning and understanding of the Holocaust and strengthen their knowledge and skills to effectively teach this history to their students. These programs are open to U.S. middle and high school teachers who are actively teaching with Echoes & Reflections in their classrooms.https://echoesandreflections.org/advanced-learning-programs/July 8-18, 2019 (Israel), July 27-August 2, 2019 (Poland)Sheryl Ochayonsheryl.ochayon@yadvashem.org.il
Economics for LeadersThe Economics for Leaders Program provides teachers with an invigorating professional development opportunitiy. Participants leave the program with lesson plans of simulations and activities, and in-depth economics content instruction. Participants receive lodging, most meals, and program materials. https://www.fte.org/teachers/teacher-programs/residential-programs/eflprograms/economics-for-leaders-sites-dates/June 24-30, 2019 (Berkeley, CA), July 8-14, 2019 (Winstom-Salem, NC), July 8-14, 2019 (Dallas, TX), July 15-21, 2019 (Atlanta, GA), July 15-21, 2019 (St. Louis, MO), July 22-28, 2019 (Cleveland, OH)
Financial Literacy Summer InstituteThe goal of the Institute is to increase the financial literacy and instructional capability of teachers through targeted training on financial literacy topics. The Institute is for middle and high school educators from MA, ME, NH, NY and VT. Teachers who complete the training will have the confidence, skills and curriculum tools to successfully train their students in financial literacy topics.https://www.champlain.edu/centers-of-experience/center-for-financial-literacyJune 24-28, 2019
Ford's Theatre- Set in Stone: Civil War Memory, Monuments and MythsJoin up to 26 teachers to examine monuments and memorials in our nation’s capital and learn how the Civil War and Reconstruction have been remembered throughout American history. You will develop new skills and strategies to take back to the classroom, all while making lasting connections with a national network of fellow teachers and museum educators. This week-long program is designed for teachers grades 3-12.https://www.fords.org/for-teachers/programs/set-in-stone/July 26 – 31, 2020March 31, 2020Jake Flackeducation@fords.orgParticipants will receive a certificate stating that they completed 37 contact hours. All participants are eligible to obtain three graduate credit hours through Trinity University for $375. This program was formerly called “The Seat of War and Peace.”
Ford's Theatre- Civil War WashingtonJoin up to 24 teachers to explore the nation’s capital as President Lincoln would have known it during the Civil War. During The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington program, you will learn how to use historical sites and primary sources in the classroom, all while developing lasting connections with a national network of fellow teachers and museum educators. This week-long program is designed for teachers grades 3-12.https://www.fords.org/for-teachers/programs/civil-war-washington/Two sessions: June 28 – July 3, 2020 (Local/Commuter); and July 12- 17, 2020 (National/Residential)March 31, 2020Jake Flackeducation@fords.orgParticipants will receive a certificate stating that they completed 34 contact hours. All participants are eligible to obtain three graduate credit hours through Trinity University for $375.
Foreign Policy Association- Great Decisions WorkshopThe Foreign Policy Association is seeking high school teachers with demonstrated commitment to international education to take part in its annual Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute. Teachers chosen will reflect geographicly diverse high schools from around the continent and will be chosen on a competitive basis.https://www.fpa.org/features/index.cfm?act=feature&announcement_id=146June 24-28, 2019
Fort Ticonderoga InstituteWhile thought of in a modern context as remote, the Ticonderoga peninsula on Lake Champlain found itself at the center of two centuries of contest for control of the North American continent. Using an expansive document and artifact collection that supports the study of the period from 1609-1815, this Institute explores the evolution of America’s military heritage, with an emphasis on the French & Indian War (1754-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). Twelve teachers will spend a week at Ticonderoga, using the museum’s object and archival collections to examine the age of exploration, the quest for control of the continent by competing European nations, the War for American Independence, and the War of 1812.https://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn-and-explore/educators/professional-development/teacher-institute/July 19-24, 2020March 15, 2020Rich Strumrstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org.
Freedoms Foundation Summer InstitutesThe Freedoms Foundation offers several summer institutes on topics ranging from the American Revolution to immigration. Scholarships are available for teachers in all 50 states. Each seminar/workshop also includes one free graduate credit.https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/teachers/2020-programs/Variousgrad@ffvf.org
Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers ConferenceThe conference will feature presentations by fellow educators and other experts in the area of WWII history, a panel discussion with WWII veterans, tours of sites of WWII significance, and a remembrance ceremony at the WWII Memorial. Each participant who participates in the full conference will receive a certificate for 26 continuing education hours. http://www.wwiimemorialfriends.org/teachers-conference/July 21-25, 2020Brianna Jordanbjordan@wwiimemorialfriends.org
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program for U.S. TeachersThe Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DA) provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to take part in a three- to six-month professional development experience abroad. Participants will pursue individual inquiry projects, take courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on best educational practices.https://www.irex.org/project/fulbright-distinguished-awards-teaching-semester-research-program-us-teachersVariousJanuary 15, 2019
Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC)ulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.www.irex.org/fulbright-tgcYear-long program. Starts in the fall and the final component ends in the Summer of the following year.Applications will open this fall/winter. Applications will close in March.fulbrighttgc@irex.org
George Washington Teacher Institute Mount VernonThe George Washington Teacher Institute Residential Programs are highly competitive educational experiences which bring teachers to Mount Vernon for an intensive course of study. Participants immerse themselves in the study and discussion of important themes in American history and the remarkable role George Washington played in the founding of our nation. Programs are offered annually in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.www.mountvernon.org/residentialprogramsSpring: March 26-29, 2020, Summer: June 16-20, 2020
June 23-27, 2020, July 7-11, 2020,
July 14-18, 2020, July 28-Aug 1, 2020,
Aug 4-8, 2020, Fall: November 12-15, 2020
Spring: November 1, Summer: Mid- January, Fall: Early JulyEducation Staffgwti@mountvernon.org
Gilder Lehrman Summer InstitutesThe Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers high value Teacher Seminars for K-12 educators. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, these weeklong seminars offer teachers daily programs with America’s leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-events/teacher-seminarsVarious throughout the summer of 2020.February 18, 2020Katherine Abrahamabraham@gilderlehrman.org
Global Explorations for EducatorsGlobal Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that runs travel programs designed and discounted for teachers. With GEEO, educators earn professional development credit and optional graduate credit while seeing the world. GEEO's trips are 7 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests. The deposit is $350 for each program and then the final payment is due 60 days before departure. GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2020: Iceland, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar and Oman, Galápagos Islands, Chile and Argentina, W-Trek, Colombia, Spain, Jordan, Ethiopia, Bhutan, Portugal, Camino de Santiago, Japan, Paris to Rome, Central Europe, Vietnam and Cambodia, Multi-Stan, Peru, Southern Africa, Maldives, Bolivia, Balkans, Budapest to Bulgaria, Bangkok to Hanoi, Armenia and Georgia, Ireland, Greece, Baltics, New Zealand, and India and Nepal.https://geeo.org/Winter, Spring and Summer programs are available30 days before departure of each individual programCindy Beechertravel@geeo.orgGrants are available on select programs.
Grosvenor Teacher Fellow ProgramThe Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF) is a professional development opportunity for pre-k–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience. These exemplary educators complete a series of deliverables that enable them to transfer their onboard experience into new ways to teach students and engage colleagues. Through this experience, they bring new geographic awareness into their learning environments and communities. Fellows also take on a two-year leadership commitment to support educators with National Geographic. Throughout their commitment, Fellows may be asked to conduct webinars, participate in meetups, and serve as a mentor to other educators. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society in recognition of his decades-long work supporting pre-K–12 teachers and promoting geography education across the U.S. and Canada.https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/professional-development/grosvenor-teacher-fellows/VariesApplications open in the fallgtfprogram@ngs.org
Heart Mountain, Wyoming and the Japanese American Incarceration (NEH)The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation invites teachers of grades 5-12 from around the country to spend a week of summer 2020 learning about the Japanese American incarceration. Beginning with the stories of the first immigrants from Japan, the workshop will take participants through the Pearl Harbor attack and wartime hysteria that followed, to the incarceration, and eventually to the apology and redress payments by the federal government in 1988. Teachers will be guided in developing dynamic lessons using primary and secondary source materials such as digitized artifacts, oral histories, and newspapers.https://sites.google.com/heartmountain.org/hmwfworkshops/home?authuser=0Session 1: July 19-24, 2020 and Session 2: July 26-31, 2020March 1, 20202Ray Lockerrayl@heartmountain.org
The Henry FordHow would you like to spend mornings discussing your passion for American history and technology with distinguished university professors, mid-days on field trips to more than a dozen historic farms, mills, and laboratories, and the afternoons planning activities for your students? Would you like to develop methods of using interdisciplinary inquiry learning and inspiring your students to be the innovators of America’s next economic or intellectual revolution? Do you want to use all five of your senses and your students’ different learning styles to bring America’s Industrial Revolution out of the books and into living history?https://www.thehenryford.org/education/at-the-henry-ford/professional-development/americas-industrial-revolution-workshop/June 23-28, 2019 and July 14-19, 2019
Hollyhock Fellowship ProgramNearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years. In schools that serve low-income students, the turnover is even higher—leaving the most vulnerable students with the least experienced teachers. The Hollyhock Fellowship Program addresses these complicated educational realities by encouraging and supporting highly motivated, early-career high school teachers to persist and thrive in the classroom by providing them with rich learning opportunities with colleagues nationwide.

https://cset.stanford.edu/pd/hollyhockJuly 5-18, 2020cset@stanford.edu
The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of EducationEach summer the Maryland Holocaust Educators Network hosts a free seminar focused on teaching the Holocaust, other genocides, and human rights. We discuss and model inquiry and literacy strategies to help teachers and students engaged the content. The seminar is sponsored through the Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, which closely partners with the National Writing Project. The Maryland Network also works closely with USHMM. This year's seminar runs June 23-28. It’s held at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. We have housing scholarships available. All materials, and nearly every meal, are covered through the program. Participating teachers may also elect to enroll as students for graduate credit, or we can provide evidence for CPD credit.https://www.salisbury.edu/academic-offices/education/mdhen.aspxJune 23-28, 2019Diana Wagnerdmwagner@salisbury.edu
iCivics Educator NetworkIf you’re passionate about civics education, love iCivics resources, and enjoy networking with other educators, then you’re just the person that iCivics wants in their 2020 iCivics Educator Network cohort. The iCivics Educator Network is essential to their mission of ensuring every student receives high-quality civics instruction. As an Educator Network member, you’ll have the opportunity to test new iCivics products, present at workshops, develop training sessions, and provide valuable advice and insight to the iCivics team.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFg1Dhs0uynb41eLBjtL0NJ-Qa0vNFUF6a5r4VCYLiem-Wuw/viewformThroughout the yearDecember 1, 2019
John F. Kennedy LibraryJoin us this summer for an intensive two-week program of thought-provoking lectures and discussions led by distinguished scholars and practitioners. The American Studies Summer Institute, an annual program co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston American Studies Department and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, offers educators and graduate students the opportunity to explore in depth a rich topic with contemporary resonance drawn from American social, cultural and political history.https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/teachers/professional-development/american-studies-summer-instituteJuly 6 - 17, 2020Nina Tischnina.tisch@nara.gov
Keizai Koho Japan Study TourKeizai Koho Center (KKC), in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), will offer "KKC Study Tour to Japan 2019" for U.S. and Canadian social studies teachers.www.us-japan.org/programs/kkcJun3 22-30, 2020January 15, 2020Katsuko Shellhammerkkcfellowship@us-japan.org
Korean War Legacy Foundation Teacher ConferenceJoin educators and Korean War historians to learn more about the Korean War and its legacy. Particpants will hear from experts and learn how to bring veterans and their stories into the classroom. This workshop takes place in Charleston, South Carolina. Costs are mostly covered www.kwdhproject.org/teacher-conference2019 dates are not yet available2019 dates are not yet available
Library of Congress Summer Teacher InstituteThe Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/?rssloc=eanftJuly 8-12, July 29-August 2, July 15-19, 2019 (STEM focus)March 10, 2019teachinglcsummer@loc.gov.
LBJ Library: Why Women OrganizeWomen have taken active roles in movements throughout history but are often left out of the traditional narrative. During this four-day educator institute, leading experts in the field will explore women's activism and involvement in various movements throughout modern United States history. It is our hope that educators, through the institute's lectures and conversations, will be able to share a more inclusive story of women's roles in movements in their classrooms.http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/why-women-organizeJune 10-13, 2019
Mikva ChallengeMikva Challenge will host a two-day summer institute in Chicago. https://mikvaactioncivicsnetwork.org/mikva-action-civics-summer-instituteJuly 18-19, 2019
Monticello Teacher Institute and Barringer Research FellowshipA summer fellowship open to all K-12 classroom teachers, the teacher institute is an immersive week-long professional development program providing the opportunity to learn from scholars, do independent reserach, and create new classroom resources. www.monticello.org/barringerTwo Sessions: July 11-17, 2020 and July 25-31, 2020March 1, 2020education@moniticello.org
Mount Vernon Residential ProgramsThe George Washington Teacher Institute Summer Residential Programs are 5-day immersive professional development experiences designed to support K-12 educators who teach about the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived.https://www.mountvernon.org/education/for-teachers/teaching-institutes-professional-development/residential-programs/summer-residential-programs?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=George+Washington+s+Mount+Vernon+Education+Update+-+NOVEMBER+2018&utm_campaign=EDU_newsletter11_13_19VariousJanuary 13, 2020education@mountvernon.org
Mount Vernon Teacher FellowshipThe Life Guard Teacher Fellowship Program began in 2013 to support the creation of classroom materials and teacher resources about the life, legacy, and leadership of George Washington. The Reese Fellowship Program began in 2017 to support increasing student engagement with 18th-century sources by connecting high school students with print and handwritten primary sources. Fellows work closely with the staff at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington as they research and produce work to be distributed to a national audience.https://www.mountvernon.org/education/for-teachers/teaching-institutes-professional-development/teacher-fellowship-program/June - August, 2019February 28, 2019Zerah Jakubzjakub@mountvernon.org
National Constitution CenterJoin teachers from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for a weeklong teacher institute at the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia in July 2019. During the Institute educators work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern understandings of Separation of Powers through interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. With master teachers and the education teams from the NCC and the Jack Miller Center, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to their students. The Institute capitalizes on the NCC’s wealth of historical, constitutional, and cultural resources to demonstrate the ways Separations of Powers have defined and continue to define America’s constitutional identity. Educators will leave with new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy.https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/professional-development/summer-teacher-institutesSession One: July 5-10, 2020, Session Two: July 12-17, 2020, Session Three: July 19-24, 2020, Session Four: July 26-31, 2020 December 20, 2019education@constitutioncenter.org
National GeographicLink to sevearl National Geographic professional development opportunities. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QAY6k3yCaeOWo0PBzgWzFdVZqNWU07AiSt893_1Ci2o/edit?usp=sharingVariousVariousgtfprogram@ngs.org
National History Day Sacrifice for Freedom World War II Summer InstituteThis program provides an exceptional opportunity for 16 student-teacher teams to study World War II in the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in summer 2020. Teams selected will work over the course of six months to research the context of World War II in the Pacific and specifically, the life of a Silent Hero® who died in World War II and is buried in or memorialized at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Teams need to be available for travel from June 24 - July 1, 2020. The program will begin in January 2020 with required online course work and continue after summer travel with the completion of the Silent Hero profile for NHDSilentHeroes.org. More information at https://www.nhd.org/sacrifice-for-freedom-pacific. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekU4ZvbyVjU_2HPRvNAmaWps0hNWj0NVYePBrFakQPF18xCA/viewformJune 24-July 1, 2020December 2, 2019
National Portrait Gallery's Learning to Look Summer Teacher InstituteIntegrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The National Portrait Gallery collection presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left—and are leaving—their mark on our country and our culture. The museum portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery's collection. During the institute, the museum's curators and historians will provide in-gallery content lectures, introducing the collection. Utilizing an interactive approach, NPG educators will model a variety of "learning to look" strategies—unique ways to hook and engage students when they look closely at portraits. Participants will learn how to "read" portraiture and use the artworks as a springboard into a more in-depth discussion about biography and history. Teachers in grades kindergarten-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, English/language arts, and visual arts teachers.https://npg.si.edu/teacher-workshops/learning-look-summer-teacher-instituteJuly 6-10, 2020, July 20-24, 2020March 27, 2020Briana Zavadil Whitewhitebz@si.edu
Native Knowledge 360The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has opened registration for their Native Knowledge 360 Summer Teacher Institute. It will be held July 8-11 in Washington DC. The institute is free of charge, and housing and lunches are provided; attendees are responsible for travel to and from Washington DCJuly 8-11, 2019May 6, 2019
National Resource CentersLinks to lots of other opportunities offered through National Resource Centers. Link is organized around regions of the world. Many workshops offer travel stipends. Note: Some dates are not updated.https://orias.berkeley.edu/professional-development/national-resource-centersVariousVarious
NCHE ConferenceThis history education conference features more than 70 presentations by fellow educators and historians, excursions to historic sites, notable keynote speakers and an exhibit hall. In 2020 this conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.https://www.nche.net/conferenceMarch 19-21, 2020Early Bird registration until November 1, 2019; registration will continue until the date of the conference and also can be purchased on site.John CsepegiJohn@nche.netParticipants can receive a certificate for 15 continuing education hours.
NCHE Technology in American History WorkshopNCHE offers 3-day colloquia to K-12 teachers exploring the use of primary sources related to technological innovation over time. Teachers receive a $500 stipend to offset travel costs and breakfast and lunch is provided at no cost. “NASA and the Space Race” is held at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in January; “Invention and Innovation in American History” is at the Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in April; and “The Industrialization of Warfare: The Civil War and World War I” is held at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in July. Teachers will work with an NCHE team including an historian and an education specialist/Master Teacher to explore primary sources from the Library of Congress. The particular locations offer opportunities for teachers to discover and utilize the experts and unique resources from the collaborating institution. These colloquia are funded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. http://www.nche.net/tiahcolloquiaJanuary 17-19, 2020; April 17-19, 2020; July 22-24, 2020Varies, open until filledLaura Wakefieldlaura@nche.net
Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum The Religious Freedom Center recently launched our new professional development website, Constitution2Classroom.org. C2C includes over forty hours of free, online PD on issues related to religious liberty, religious literacy, and civil dialogue. Each module is designed to take one hour and includes a reading, a video, an interactive game, and reflection questions. We invite you to share this resource with colleagues who are interested in teaching about religion in private or public primary and secondary schools. http://www.religiousfreedomcenter.org/programs/educators/edu-course-catalog/VariousBen Marcusbmarcus@newseum.org
NCTA Residential seminars and summer institutes are intensive professional development courses that take place over a short period of time, often during the summer. They may provide an overview of East Asian history and culture or focus on a specific theme.http://nctasia.org/find-a-course/by-course-type/residential-seminars-summer-institutes/VariousVariousLynn Kalinauskaslynn.kalinauskas@nctasia.org
NCTA East Asia in the Early Modern WorldWhat do sources from and about merchants, pirates, diplomats, missonaries, soldiers, and artists tell us about early modern East Asia? Examining various transborder voyagers, institutions, and practices that contributed to the formation of the interconnected East Asian world, this institue offers secondary teachers an opportunity to work with scholars and specialists to consider East Asia as a system that included but transcended the collective national historires of China, Japan, and Korea. Teachers selected to participate will receive a travel stipend, lodging, a meal package, and institute resource materials. www.colorado.edu/ptea July 7-12, 2019 (tentative)Catherine Ishidaishida@colorado.edu
NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature WorkshopThe six-day workshop kicks off on Sunday, June 7th. Each morning, history professors lead lectures and discussions on specific facets of China, Japan, and Korea that are pertinent to the literary works covered. Topics discussed include history, religion, culture, family, gender, and language. Participation includes a set of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary works, free housing and some meals, certificate of completion, and option to purchase three graduate credits. www.indiana.edu/~easc July 7-12, 2019eascout@indiana.edu
NEH Summer Seminars & InstitutesThe National Endowment for the Humanities offers summer seminars and institutes on a variety of humanities topics. They range from one to four weeks in duration, and all offer stipends to help defray travel and living expenses. https://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programsJune - August, 2020March 1, 2020sem-inst@neh.gov
Next Gen Personal Finance Summer Institutehttps://www.ngpf.org/blog/summer-institute/applications-open-ngpf-summer-institute-2019/?utm_source=Next+Gen+Personal+Finance&utm_campaign=87613b7082-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3711609f5e-87613b7082-236729389June 23-26, 2019March 1, 2019
Olga Lengel Holocaust InstituteOur eleven-day summer seminar is open to 25 middle school, high school, and college educators from across the United States. In 2020, the seminar will be held from June 20 – July 1. Led by Sondra Perl and Jennifer Lemberg, the seminar encourages teachers to think creatively and collaboratively about how they teach the Holocaust, genocide, and social justice. Participants become adept at dealing with difficult material and discover how writing, dialogue, and inquiry can help motivate students toward social action. Prior experience teaching the Holocaust or focusing on social injustice in the classroom is required.https://www.toli.us/sponsored-programs/summer-seminar/June 20-July 1, 2020Jennifer Lembergjlemberg@holocausteducators.org
Qatar FoundationIn partnership with Duke University’s Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies Centers, QFI holds an annual summer institute for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers that explores different themes about the Middle East. During the five-day institute, teachers deepen their understanding of both the historic and modern Middle East. Participants learn from scholars and community experts, study authentic texts, and participate in experiential learning activities. You have the opportunity to learn from the other teachers attending, who are selected from different communities and grade levels across a variety of disciplines. Throughout the institute, teachers work in groups or individually to develop curriculum or materials for classroom use. Specialists on the Middle East are available to help participants link content learned with pedagogical practice, and gain resources and teaching strategies to engage students in developing new perspectives of the region. Expenses are covered for participants.https://www.qfi.org/opportunities/qfi-duke-summer-institute/Not yet announced for 2019culture@qfi.org
SPICE- Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural EducationSPICE/NCTA East Asia Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers: https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/ncta_for_middle_school_teachers
SPICE/NCTA East Asia Summer Institute for High School Teachers: https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/ncta_for_high_school_teachers
June and July 2019Jonas Edmanjcedman@stanford.edu
St. John's College Summer Teacher InstituteThe St. John’s College Teachers Institute is a week-long program held each summer for educators. This year, the Teachers Institute will run from July 29–August 2, 2019 on our campus in Annapolis, Maryland with the theme “Equality—An American Story.” The program features readings from and seminar discussions of the works of Rousseau, Melville, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Zora Neale Hurston, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass, as well as consideration of America’s founding documents and important Supreme Court cases.https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/programs/summer-teachers-instituteJuly 29-August 2, 2019
Stanford Professional LearningJoin the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching in this new professional development course on Latin America and the Cold War.https://cset.stanford.edu/pd/content-deepening-coursesJune 19-22, 2019
Street Law Supreme Court Summer InstituteThe Supreme Court Summer Institute is a six-day teacher professional development open to secondary level social studies teachers and supervisors. Educators learn about the Supreme Court, its past and current cases, and interactive teaching methods from top Supreme Court litigators and experts. Participants of the Supreme Court Summer Institute will also hear the Justices announce some of the final decisions of the term, one of which might be a case studied during the Institute.https://www.streetlaw.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?eventId=25&url=2019-Supreme-Court-Summer-Institute-for-Teachers#registrationInfoSession 1: June 13 – 18, 2019 Session 2: June 20 – 25, 2019March 11, 2019Erica Wangewang@streetlaw.org
Study Canada“STUDY CANADA” is a renowned 6-day professional development program that provides American teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor and our important relationship. For almost 40 years, educators from across the U.S. have participated in the workshop to learn about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Cultural components include a series of unique learning experiences that reflect the ties that bind the U.S. and Canada as cultural cousins, political neighbors, environmental stewards of the continent, and as trade partners with strong ties to Pacific Rim nations. Important outcomes include development of curricula that meets Common Core and state-based standards, gaining global perspectives of civic issues, and receiving numerous resources for classroom use.July 23-27, 2019April 15, 2019k12outreach@wwu.edu
Summer Institute of Civic StudiesThe Summer Institute of Civic Studies is an intensive interdisciplinary seminar that brings together faculty, advanced graduate students, and practitioners from many countries and diverse fields of study. In 2019 it will take place from the evening of June 20 until June 28 at Tufts University in Medford, MA, and Boston.https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/civic-studies/summer-instituteJune 20-28, 2019March 31, 2019
Summer Institute in Montreal and Quebec CityThe 2019 Quebec Dimensions Summer Institute will offer professional development for six days divided between Montréal, one of the largest French speaking cities in the world and Québec City (pictured above), the provincial capital. The Institute begins and ends in Montréal. (Institute content will be delivered in English)https://secure.touchnet.com/C22921_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2300&SINGLESTORE=trueJune 23-28, 2019April 30, 2019Betsy Arntzenarntzen@maine.edu
Supreme Court Summer InstituteParticipants will hear from former Supreme Court clerks about the certiori process and meet with other experts to learn about what goes on in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. You will meet with legal scholars and other experts to review and discuss the implications of decisions from the Court's latest term. The Institute will feature resources about the issues, the Court, and the decisions along with classroom-ready materials.https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=7ebc41597276f77c29d980fb2&id=59dced8003&e=cdccda9cbfJuly 16-18, 2019
TeachingAmericanHistory.org TAH.org is pleased to announce the return of our American History and American Literature summer seminars. Our History & Literature seminars aim to encourage the cross-curricular study of key themes in American history by examining both historical documents and literary texts.http://teachingamericanhistory.org/hist-lit/Session 1: The Civil War in American History & Literature - July 7 to July 12, 2019 OR Session 2: The World Wars in American History and Literature - July 14 to July 19, 2019info@teachingamericanhistory.org
Teachers for Global ClassroomsThe Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) program is another fully funded U.S. government-funded program. Chosen teachers do an online international education program in the fall, attend a seminar with international teachers in winter, and then go overseas for 2 weeks (to a developing country of your choice, at a time of your choice). https://www.irex.org/project/fulbright-teachers-global-classrooms-program-fulbright-tgcVariousApplications open in December 2018fulbrighttgc@irex.org
Teaching the Humanities through Art (Smithsonian American Art Museum)Be inspired this summer! Join a community of educators from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections between American art, social studies, and English/language arts. Through interactive content sessions, gallery talks, and hands-on activities led by museum professionals, you’ll gain skills and comfort in using art to make interdisciplinary connections and foster critical thinking skills. You’ll walk away with a tool kit of practical strategies for integrating art into your curriculum, as well as lesson ideas developed by your cohort that you can immediately put to use in your classroom.ttps://americanart.si.edu/education/k-12/professional-development/summer-institutesJune 22-26, 2020 or July 13-17, 2020March 30, 2020Phoebe HillemannAmericanArtInstitutes@si.edu
Teaching with Primary Sources- Engaging Strategies for Teaching with Primary SourcesRegister to join Teaching with Primary Sources @ Mars Hill University in a FREE Summer Institute for teachers of all grade levels and content areas! Teachers will be introduced to the most efficient methods for locating useful primary sources for their content areas and grade levels using Loc.gov, as well as other online resources. Teachers will also be introduced to a variety of methods for successfully engaging even the most reluctant learner using primary sources. The Summer Institute will take place on the Mars Hill University Campus beginning Monday, June 22nd and ending on Wednesday, June 24th. Snacks and lunch will be provided each day free of charge. Dinner will be at participants expense. Housing will be provided for $35 per night if participants choose to stay on campus. After registration email is received participant will need to mail a check for $105 to stay three nights in on-campus housing or $70 to stay two nights in on-campus housing to: Bridget Morton
Teaching with Primary Sources #6684
Mars Hill University
PO Box 370
Mars Hill, NC 28754
If you plan to provide your own accommodations, then there is no registration fee.
Participants will receive a certification of completion for 20 content hours. This certificate should be eligible for 2 CEUs in most NC school systems.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfByMMQfld6rMZp5N0_YCOzfcMDA6VK5TGxzofV1eO7vooZKA/viewformJune 22-24, 2020
Teaching with Primary Sources- Primary Sources and Performance: Developing Student Empathy with Documentary TheatreJoin TPS- Mars Hill University and Ping Chong + Company for a week-long study of theatre strategies that can be used in all content areas to deepen student analysis of primary sources and connections to current events in order to develop empathy for others. This Summer Institute is free for all educators. Educators may choose to stay on campus in our guest home for $35 per night, July 5 - July 9. Workshops will run daily July 6 -10, 8:30 - 4:00. Our week will include participation in theatre techniques, sample lessons from NC teachers, professional instruction from Ping Chong + Co. and time to create a ready-to-use primary source set for your classrooms. Snacks and lunch will be provided free of charge. Registration will remain open until May 31st. If you plan to stay on campus, please send a check to:
Mars Hill University
Attn: Bridget Morton
100 Athletic St.
Campus Box 6684
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Include a note with the check detailing how many nights you plan to stay. Looking forward to a great week together! For more information on the work of Ping Chong + Co, visit their website: https://www.pingchong.org/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfESu-GuGKDOJE20FDHxPMU0GLZw6Ft1g9y4YuVCVnapFBLVw/viewformJuly 6-10, 2020
Teaching with Primary Sources- Cherokee History and CultureJoin TPS- Mars Hill University and the Ramsey Center for Regional studies for a week-long study of the complex history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee. We will also travel to the Ocunoluftee village, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and meet with tribal leaders to better understand the culture. This Summer Institute is free for all educators. Educators may choose to stay on campus in our guest home for $35 per night. Workshops will run daily July 20-24, 8:30 - 4:00. Our week will intense content study, exploration of various inquiry strategies, and time for individual or team unit planning. Snacks and lunch will be provided free of charge. Registration will remain open until May 31st. If you plan to stay on campus, please send a check to:
Mars Hill University
Attn: Bridget Morton
100 Athletic St.
Campus Box 6684
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Include a note with the check detailing how many nights you plan to stay. Looking forward to a great week together!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDYxk-FoegOSiR0lVuQEYmZ9q1ohMVBIXd_d85dUy9_eNoaw/viewformJuly 20-24, 2020
TOLIOur eleven-day summer seminar is open to middle school, high school, and college educators from across the United States and will take place from June 16 – 27, 2019 in NYC. Led by Sondra Perl and Jennifer Lemberg, the seminar encourages teachers to think creatively and collaboratively about how they teach the Holocaust, genocide, and social justice. Participants become adept at dealing with difficult material and discover how writing, dialogue, and inquiry can help motivate students toward social action. Prior experience teaching the Holocaust or focusing on social injustice in the classroom is required. Applicants should have at least five years’ classroom experience and need to be at least five years away from retirement.https://www.toli.us/sponsored-programs/summer-seminar/June 16-27, 2019
Tools for Tolerance for EducatorsProfessional Development for pre-k - 12th grade educators www.museumoftolerance.com/FREEPDNow - June 30, 2019NoneGabriela Bohmeducators@museumoftolerance.com
Transatlantic Outreach ProgramThe Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) organizes professional development study tours for over 100 social studies and STEM educators each year, allowing them to experience contemporary Germany in person. Study tour fellowships are fully-funded. Each TOP study tour is two weeks long and is designed to provide a comprehensive, 360-degree perspective of contemporary Germany.www.goethe.de/topstudytoursJune- July 2020January 27, 2020Jenny Windell, Program Managertop@goethe.de
Uberoi Foundation FellowshipTeach about India? This institute will focus on resources and content support in teaching about India. The workshop will be held at Bridgewater University. Particiapnts are eligible to receive a $500 stipend or 3 graduate credits. http://www.umassd.edu/indic/uberoi/Check out this flyer. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByWXE-nUoLV-ckF5ZGQtZm1lZE9USGZQcDQ3ZjBKbjFIS1lzJuly 8-12, 2019May 1, 2019hjones@inads.org
Upstander Academy- Using Human Rights and Genocide Education to Encourage UpstandersThe Upstander Project and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut are proud to present the Upstander Academy, an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for secondary educators with a focus on genocide and human rights education to foster upstanding and address complex historical and current issues. The Academy is six days and is based at the University of Connecticut-Storrs.https://upstanderproject.org/academy/July 28-August 2, 2019Discount by February 27doddcenter@uconn.edu
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellowship ProgramEach year, the Museum selects up to 20 educators—from grades 7 through 12—as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations. Preference is given to applicants who have attended the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, the Museum's foundational teacher education program. Fellows participate in the Pines, Sarna, Statfeld Summer Institute for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program held at the Museum in Washington, DC. This five-day, all-expenses-paid institute is designed to immerse Fellows in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the institute, they are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, communities, or professional organizations. In July of the following year, they attend a follow-up program at the Museum to assess their efforts and to continue their study of the Holocaust with Museum staff and noted speakers.https://www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/museum-teacher-fellowship-programJuly 6-10, 2020Application goes live November 1st, 2019. Deadline February 14, 2020Kim Blevins-Rellevakblevinsrelleva@ushmm.org
U.S. Department of State Summer InstituteThe 5-day institute, available to 6th-12th grade teachers from Montgomery County, Fairfax County, and District of Columbia public schools, is structured to provide an array of engaging opportunities including diplomatic simulations, object-based learning, historic background, classroom techniques, and more.https://diplomacy.state.gov/education/teacher-instituteJuly 15-19, 2019
USS Midway Museum Institute for TeachersThe USS Midway Institute for Teachers is a collaboration and partnership between the USS Midway Museum and other institutions, and features faculty speakers from such prominent universities as the University of California, San Diego, George Washington University, and Columbia University, among others. Our seminar programs are uniquely held aboard the iconic Cold War and Vietnam War aircraft carrier USS Midway. The programs are specifically designed for teachers of history and social studies to learn about the Cold War, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and World War II in the Pacific, and to incorporate that knowledge, including a variety of perspectives, into their classroom lessons. Presentations by expert lecturers, university historians, veterans and other individuals who experienced the events of the era, plus field trips to San Diego museums and the immersive atmosphere of studying aboard the USS Midway, combine to create an incomparable and unparalleled professional development experience.https://www.midway.org/education/teacher-programs/midway-institute-for-teachers/The Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam: June 28-July 11, 2020 or World War II in the Pacific: July 12-18, 2020March 8, 2020John Burnsburns@midway.org
Victims of Communism National Seminar for High School EducatorsThe 24-hour professional development program is free to middle school and high school educators interested in teaching about the history of communism and its collectivist legacy. Admission to the program includes four nights of shared dormitory accommodation, breakfast and lunch, up to $300 travel stipend to offset expenses, and all classroom materials.
The seminar blends together scholarly lectures, peer discussions, and pedagogical sessions to carefully balance content and pedagogy. These components are supplemented with short biographical films and in-person testimonials from witnesses and dissidents who resided in communist countries both past and present.

Past seminar participants experienced statistically significant growth in their confidence and capability to teach about a wide range of subjects, such as: communist ideology and history; the character of totalitarian governmental systems and practices; and the legacy of communist and post-communist states today, including the personal stories of witnesses, dissidents, and victims.

Seminar participants also receive and have the opportunity to work through the second edition of the Foundation's curricular supplement—Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, and Its Legacy—developed by Dr. Lee Edwards, Dr. Paul Kengor, and Claire McCaffery Griffin, and used in schools across the nation.
July 19th -22nd and July 22nd -25th, 2020All Applications for full Consideration: February 15th, 2020 , applications will continue to open on a waitlisted basis. Applicants will know of acceptance by: March 1st.Dani Urankardani.urankar@victimsofcommunism.org
We the People Presidential AcademyThe Center for Civic Education has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year series of Presidential Academies for teachers. In the summers of 2019–2023, both Academies will include a two-week institute in conjunction with exemplary scholars and mentor teachers. Participants will be immersed in the study of constitutional history and principleshttp://www.civiced.org/academiesJuly 11-25, 2020April 1, 2020John Halehale@civiced.org
White House Historical Association Teacher InstituteAt the White House History Teacher Institute (WHHTI), you will discover the wider history of this iconic building and explore how you can use these stories to enhance your classroom. This immersive teacher professional development is a five-day summer program in Washington, D.C hosted by the White House Historical Association. The Institute features discussions with historians, local site visits, inquiry-based learning activities, special speakers, exclusive access to resources, and networking with fellow educators from across the country.https://www.whitehousehistory.org/white-house-history-teacher-instituteJuly 6-10, 2020 & July 13-17, 2020February 1, 2020 11:59 PM EST (Applications open December 1, 2019)Whitney Hayneeducation@whha.orgStipends available for accepted participants plus many more details on the webpage under FAQs