FAQs for Services

How do I partner with GLI on professional development?

We’re committed to designing staff development workshops and History on Location Trips that fit your unique goals, state standards, and teacher needs. Call or write to us to start a discussion about how we can help to expand your teachers’ content knowledge and appreciation of American history, and how to use materials and lessons from our nation’s past to enrich literacy instruction, reading comprehension, and analytical thought.

How much will workshops cost?

We’re eager to work with you to plan a workshop that fits your budget. We have planned staff development opportunities ranging from ambitious, weeklong History on Location Trips to evening book chats with scholars, and costs vary depending on your objectives. Give us a call to discuss your goals and budget, and we will be happy to figure out how to provide training that will make a difference.

Can I get graduate credit for teachers?

Yes! We are delighted to partner with Adams State College to offer graduate credit for staff development workshops. Adams State College also offers teachers the opportunity to take complete coursework online that counts toward its master’s degree in history. For more information, contact Adams State’s Professor Edward R. Crowther, PhD.

When can we hold workshops?

We organize workshops year round. You can hold a workshop on any dates that suit your district and teachers. We will be flexible with your school calendar.

What resources can teachers receive?

The Gilder Lehrman Collection includes more than 60,000 documents detailing the political and social history of the United States—and we have complied many of them into classroom-ready primary document booklets, award-winning History in a Box kits, posters, and calendars. Use our manuscripts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, printed books, and pamphlets from 1493 through modern times to bring students face-to-face with their history. Learn more by visiting the Gilder Lehrman History Shop.

What does a school district pay for on a History on Location?

School districts are responsible for any travel, accommodations, and meals for district participants. The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides travel, accommodations, and meals for the historian and master teacher.

Who do you work with?

We work with eminent historians and scholars of American history, including veteran scholars and younger historians already changing the field. We collaborate with experienced master teachers—including winners of the National History Teacher of the Year Award—to facilitate hands-on and interactive pedagogical sessions.

Whom should I contact for more details?

Please contact us with any questions or for further information about Gilder Lehrman professional development at [email protected]. You can also contact us individually at the information below.

Caroline Marris
Education Coordinator
646-366-9666 x 21
[email protected]

Lance Warren
Education Coordinator
646-366-9666 x 34
[email protected]