Colonial Williamsburg’s mission to share America’s enduring story doesn’t stop at the boundaries of the Historic Area. The living past that fills the streets and homes here ripples out to classrooms through all 50 states, thanks to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.
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The Institute provides teachers:
- Primary source-centered, standards-based historical content
- Inclusive approach to analyzing people and events of the past from multiple perspectives
- Innovative, engaging teaching strategies to bring history to life in the classroom
- Immersive experiences throughout the Historic Area and with character interpreters with suggested classroom applications
- Collaborative idea sharing with Colonial Williamsburg staff and fellow teachers
- Classroom-ready instructional resources, including lesson plans, primary sources, and media through the Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library
The Teacher Institute offers week-long sessions, three-day seminars and online programs, immersing participants in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. Summer 2021 onsite sessions of the Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute of Colonial Williamsburg are cancelled as part of the foundation’s continued effort to limit health risks associated with COVID-19. We will continue to focus on online programs in 2021 and look forward to hosting teachers onsite again in 2022.Programs
Tuition & Scholarships
Teachers who attend the Teacher Institute may pay their own tuition or apply for Matching Grants or Individual Scholarships.Learn More
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