WHAT IS THE TEACHER INSTITUTE? During week-long onsite residential programs Teacher Institute participants are immersed in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. The Institute experience provides teachers:

  • Primary source-centered, standards-based historical content
  • Inclusive approach to analyzing people and events of the past from multiple perspectives
  • Innovative, engaging teaching strategies to bring history to life in the classroom
  • Immersive experiences throughout the Historic Area and with character interpreters with suggested classroom applications
  • Collaborative idea sharing with Colonial Williamsburg staff and fellow teachers
  • Classroom-ready instructional resources, including lesson plans, primary sources, and media through the Colonial Williamsburg Bob and Marion Wilson Educator Resource Library

Visit the Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute to explore the topics and session dates for the onsite residential programs. 

 SCHOLARSHIPS  Each Teacher Institute scholarship includes:

  • Admission to all program activities
  • Double-occupancy room
  • Most meals
  • Most scholarships also include airfare and ground transportation to Williamsburg. Travel arrangements will be confirmed at the time of scholarship acceptance.

If you have any questions about the application process please email teacherdevelopment@cwf.org. Please include “2024 CWTI Scholarship Application” in the subject line of the email. 

Applications for national scholarships have closed. Applications are still being accepted for New York, California, New Jersey, and Virginia. 

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