2023 Summer Professional Development from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Registration for Summer 2023 PD is now open! The Gilder Lehrman Institute is offering multiple in-person and online American history programs for educators on a wide range of topics presented by award-winning scholars.

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2023 Summer Professional Development Offerings

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to return to Gettysburg College for our second annual Teacher Symposium from July 16 to July 19.

The Symposium will feature seven programs offered concurrently, including courses led by David Blight (Yale University), Brenda Child (University of Minnesota), Gary Gallagher (University of Virginia), Charles McKinney (Rhodes College), Edna Greene Medford (Howard University), Timothy Naftali (New York University), and Kathy Peiss (University of Pennsylvania) as well as a Gettysburg Battlefield tour, networking opportunities for educators, and more.

Find out more and register here.

For 2023, the Institute will offer twelve seminars online over the course of the summer. Each seminar includes

  • 3 live Q&A sessions with outstanding scholars in American history, including Donald Fixico (Arizona State University), Kellie Carter Jackson (Wellesley College), Barbara Perry (University of Virginia), and Alan Taylor (University of Virginia)
  • Between 12 and 15 hours of video lectures by leading historians to help inform and enhance the Q&A sessions
  • Live pedagogy sessions led by Gilder Lehrman Master Teachers
  • A discussion and networking session
  • Exclusive access to our “Special Topics in History” summer series, featuring conversations with staff and faculty at renowned historical institutions

Sign up for as many Teacher Seminars as you like here.

The Institute will offer in-person, application-based seminars with partner organizations: