2022 Summer Professional Development

This summer, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to offer three professional development programs for educators. These programs will present a diverse group of scholars, topics, and learning formats, and teachers are welcome to take part in some or all of these programs. Click the buttons below for more information on our summer PD offerings and to sign up:

Teacher Seminars

For 2022, our 28th year of Teacher Seminars, the Institute is offering 21 virtual seminars across various topics to serve up to 5,000 teachers.

The Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium

The Institute marks its return to in-person summer professional development with eight courses running concurrently July 9 through 12 at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Reframing Lincoln Symposium

This weeklong symposium will allow teachers the opportunity to explore Abraham Lincoln’s life in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

Special Topics in History

Participants across all summer 2022 PD programs will also have exclusive complimentary access to our new Special Topics in History series held this summer. These 120-minute-long sessions will take place each week and will feature deep dives into topics, eras, and special themes. Special Topics in History sessions will be hosted by the Institute and sponsored by such organizations as

  • The American Jewish Historical Society
  • The Choices Program at Brown University
  • The Hingham Historical Society
  • Historic Deerfield
  • The National Civil Rights Museum
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • The USS Midway Museum

For more information on these sessions, click here. More information on registering for these sessions will be provided to registrants in the late spring.

We encourage you to spread the word regarding our summer PD opportunities to your colleagues by sharing the digital flyer seen below (or available here as a printable PDF).