Weinstein Properties Story of Virginia Teachers Institute
Exceptionally well-planned, executed institute that provides a history teacher with superb tools, regardless of the subject he/she teaches. My enhanced knowledge of archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, and linguistics will definitely benefit me in my World History classroom.
Milondra Coleman, teacher
In conjunction with Longwood University, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture presents its Weinstein Properties Story of Virginia Teachers Institutes.
Earn re-certification points while exploring the history of Virginia, project-based learning, and teaching with primary sources!
The institute will be held at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture with a day-long field trip to the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia. Throughout the week teachers will examine stories from Virginia's past through primary sources. Experts from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and Longwood University will provide examples for project-based learning, performance-based assessments, and tips and techniques for engaging students in grades K-12.
The cost is $50, which will be refunded upon completion of the class. In addition, we require a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. Lunches and materials are provided free of charge, and participating teachers will be eligible for CEUs and recertification points.
Save the Dates for Summer 2020!
Session 1: Agents of Change: Women in Virginia (July 13-17)
2020 marks one hundred years since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which redically re-defined the meaning of American democracy by banning gender-based restrictions on voting. In conjunction with the statewide Women's Suffrage Centenniel, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture has curated an exhibition featuring artifacts from the museum's vast collections, as well as new acquistions made through a major collecting initiative, aiming to celebrate a century of women's social and political activism in the Commonwealth. This institute will focus on the role of women in Virginia, both as agents of change since 1920, and as vital members of Virginia history over the last four centuries.
Session 2: The Story of Virginia (July 27 - 31)
Our general Story of Virginia Teacher's Institute will dive into an overview of Virginia history. Throughout the week teachers will examine stories from Virginia's past through primary sources and gallery walks. Experts from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and Longwood University will provide examples for project-based learning, performance-based assessments, and tips and techniques for engaging students in grades K-12.
Primarily Virginia: Westrock Online Teachers Institute
Primarily Virginia is an online course designed for K-12 teachers to explore Virginia’s past by examining objects and primary sources. These pieces of the past will be used as a lens to examine different historical eras in Virginia history. All course work is to be completed through the course website, and there are no required in-person class meetings. Upon completion of the course, participating teachers will receive up to 45 re-certification points, along with a membership to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
The course is offered three times a year and is free of charge to Virginia teachers, thanks to the generous support of the WestRock Foundation. During the fall and spring courses, Primarily Virginia provides an overview of Virginia history. The summer session of Primarily Virginia focuses on the upcoming National History Day theme.
REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING 2020 SESSION OF PRIMARILY VIRGINIA IS NOW OPEN!
This class is limited to 30 students and begins January 27, 2020. Please register by January 22, 2020.REGISTER TODAY!
These programs are designed to strengthen the analytical abilities of elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Teachers will learn historical thinking skills—sourcing, contextualization, corroboration, and close reading—by using letters, diaries, documents, photographs, and maps from the society’s collections. These workshops can be conducted at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture or in your school and are perfect for in-service teacher training.