Summer Professional Development

  • Summer Professional Development

    Whatever your budget and your interests, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has a professional development opportunity for you. Study with world-renowned scholars, connect with other teachers from across the United States, and reinvigorate your enthusiasm for teaching history. 


    Online: 10 Teacher Seminars
    In Person: 12 options in 7 locations across 5 states

    Teachers on the Gettysburg Battlefield with cannon
    • 22 Programs

    • In Person & Online

  • Summer Professional Development

    Special Topics in History


    Join us for our two-hour-long sessions featuring deep dives into topics, eras, and special themes, led by Institute staff and the staff and faculty at outstanding historical institutions. Anybody eligible for our Summer PD is welcome to register.

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    • Free

    • Affiliate School Teachers & Summer PD Participants

    Teacher Symposium

    Cost: $200 (Registration Only) or $500 (Registration plus Room & Board)
    Location: Gettysburg College at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
    Dates: Sunday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 10, 2024
    Registration Deadline: May 19, 2024

    • In Person
    • 7 Courses

    Teacher Seminars Online

    Cost: $25 per seminar with a 15% discount for 3 or more
    Location: Online
    Dates: Throughout the summer starting on Monday, June 24
    Registration Deadline: 1 week prior to the start of the seminar

    • Online
    • 10 Seminars

    Livestream In-Person Lectures

    Cost: Free
    Location: Online
    Options: Lectures from four Teacher Seminars In Person
    Dates: July 14–July 26, 2024
    Registration Opens: April 15, 2024

    • Online
    • 4 Seminars

    NEH Summer Institute

    Pacific Crossings: Asian American and Pacific Islander Histories, 1870s to the Present

    Stipend: $2,200
    Application Opened: December 15, 2023
    Application Closed: March 5, 2024
    Dates: July 7–20, 2024
    Location: Occidental College in Los Angeles, California

    A group of immigrants arriving at Angel Island.