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
Are you a teacher, or do you know one? The Virginia Historical Society announces its Weinstein Properties Story of Virginia Teachers Institutes for 2017. This week-long institute will be held July 10–14 and repeated July 24–28 and is open to all Virginia public and private school teachers. The institutes will provide teachers with an overview of the rich history of Virginia from the earliest habitation to the present. In addition, participating teachers will explore the vast collections of the VHS and learn how to teach their students to analyze primary sources and use historical thinking skills. The classes are aligned with the revised curriculum framework for Virginia Studies.
The cost is $50, which will be refunded upon completion of the class. Lunches and materials are provided free of charge, and participating teachers will be eligible for recertification points.
The E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. Teachers Institute examines Virginia’s history through the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. The program is designed to introduce teachers to the rich collections of the VHS and demonstrate how those materials can be used in the classroom.
These programs are designed to strengthen the analytical abilities of 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 VHS or in your school and are perfect for in-service teacher training.
William B. Obrochta, Manager of Educational Services
Do you have a question about the educational resources we offer at the Virginia Historical Society. You may contact me at 804.342.9651 or email@example.com. I look forward to speaking with you.