We have rounded up our partners’ summer institutes and seminars for educators all in one place for you! More will be added as information is released, so check back!
ABA Division for Public Education
The ABA is accepting applications for its annual summer institute for teachers, led in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center (FJC). The ABA-FJC 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. Applications will be accepted until March 4. Go here to learn more.
C-SPAN’s Teacher Fellowship program is designed for middle and high school educators who are familiar with C-SPAN’s programs and can demonstrate innovative methods of incorporating these programs into the classroom. This year C-SPAN will select up to five fellows to collaborate with the Education Relations team to develop new teaching materials. Each Fellow will work remotely with the team from July 5 – July 29 to create new educational resources; develop content using C-SPAN programs that will be hosted on the C-SPAN Classroom or StudentCam websites; participate in C-SPAN’s Virtual Summer Educators’ Conferences (dates to be determined); receive a stipend of $1,000.00 for their time, work, and participation in the program. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application and submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 6, 2022.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Apply to attend a Mount Vernon 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 K-12 educators are eligible to attend. Full scholarships, which include a transportation stipend, are available for all attendees. Limited spots are reserved for returning program alumni. Deadline is January 17. Learn more and apply here.
National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center will host two virtual three-day workshops and two in-person weeklong institutes in July. All programs are open to educators working with grades 5–12 at public, charter, independent, parochial, and other schools. They are free to attend, but successful applications are required. Funding is available to cover a significant portion of travel and lodging expenses for the in-person weeklong institutes.There will be a virtual information session for those interested in attending any of these programs. Deadline is February 25. Go here to learn more.
National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1300-$3450 for residential programs and $650-$1725 for virtual programs help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Applications for all programs close on March 1, 2022. Professional development programs include these format options: residential, virtual, and combined. Go here to learn more.
The application period for Street Law’s 2022 Supreme Court Summer Institute is open! Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society, the institute brings a select group of high school social studies teachers to Washington, DC, for an immersive six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. Deadline is March 1. Apply here. If you applied to the 2021 Supreme Court Summer Institute and would like to reactivate that application, you can let us know here. Please note that you must still submit an Administrator Reference Form.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is proud to offer the Monticello Teacher Institute (MTI), an immersive professional development program that provides social studies teachers the opportunity to research and study at Monticello and the Jefferson Library in Charlottesville, Virginia. Participating teachers engage in: A collaborative environment, facilitated by group excursions, discussions with leading Jefferson scholars, and other focused workshops; research to bolster their historical understanding, build resources for their classrooms, and contribute to the resources available online at the Monticello Digital Classroom; tackling the complex and difficult history of Jefferson and Monticello, including race, slavery and freedom; sharing their experiences ambassadors to their students and fellow educators through conversations about Jefferson’s ideas and the history of Monticello. Deadline is March 20. Go here to learn more.
And don’t miss this opportunity!
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. Go here to learn more and apply.