We’re compiling a list of summer institutes and professional development offered by Civics Renewal Network partners. Check back often as more institutes will be added in the coming months.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Apply to attend a professional development program that delivers deep content, classroom-ready resources, and strategies for connecting Washington and his 18th-century world to students’ lives today. All educators (K-12) are eligible. Full scholarships, including a transportation stipend, are available for all attendees. Limited spots are reserved for program alumni. Go here to learn more.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. The deadline to submit the application is 5 p.m. CST on March 1, 2020. Go here to learn more.
National Constitution Center
Join teachers from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for a weeklong Summer Teacher Institute at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Two institutes will be offered on Federalism; one on the First Amendment; and one on Battles for Freedom and Equality. Funding is available to cover a significant portion of lodging and some travel expenses. The deadline for applying is Dec. 20, 2019. Go here to learn more.
This teacher professional development institute brings a select group of high school social studies teachers to Washington, D.C., for an immersive six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. The deadline is March 15, 2020. Go here to learn more.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Applications for the 2020 Monticello Teacher Institute are now open! Go here for all the details and to apply online. You could join us and a cohort of outstanding educators, July 11-17 or July 25-31! The deadline is March 1, 2020.