Applications Open for Monticello Teacher Institute

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 Read More ⟶

Apply for C-SPAN’s Teacher Fellowship Program

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 Read More ⟶

Nominations Open for National History Teacher of the Year

Help the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History find the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year! State winners will each receive a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources, and recognition at a ceremony in their state. The national winner will receive a $10,000 prize at an award ceremony in New York City. The Read More ⟶

New National Civics Contest Announced

The Bill of Rights Institute has launched a national civics contest called MyImpact Challenge. This contest is for students and teachers who are making an impact with citizenship projects in their communities. The contest will award $40,000 in total prizes, including a $10,000 student grand prize and prize money to the teacher of the grand Read More ⟶

Celebrate Washington’s Birthday in Your Classroom

Join Mount Vernon’s Education team and George Washington’s close friend and physician, Dr. James Craik, for a live virtual presentation of one of our country’s greatest leaders. With this free program, students will examine important leadership skills Washington implemented during the Revolutionary War and his Presidency, discuss the legacy of that leadership, and reflect on Read More ⟶

Free Summer Residential Programs at 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. Read More ⟶

NEH Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators

The National Endowment for the Humanities 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 Read More ⟶

Seeking Nominations for Street Law’s 2022 Classroom Champion Award

Acknowledging and celebrating the valuable contributions of teachers is important to Street Law. Since 2005, Street Law has recognized extraordinary educators through our annual awards program. We are excited to kick off the search for our 2022 Classroom Champion! We are seeking nominations of exceptional classroom teachers who: Use student-centered interactive methodologies. Use Street Law-developed Read More ⟶

Announcing the C-SPAN in the Classroom Podcast

The C-SPAN Classroom team is excited to announce its new biweekly podcast: C-SPAN in the Classroom! Each 15-20 minute episode will feature C-SPAN video clips and Classroom resources that highlight current events, topical discussions, or key historical moments. Craig, Pam, and Zach will discuss ways the content can be used in the classroom to launch Read More ⟶