Teacher Seminars

We are currently finalizing plans for the 2021 Teacher Seminars and look forward to sharing more details soon. Registration will be open in March 2021. Read more about all our 2021 professional development opportunities here.

    2020 Online Teacher Seminars

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Online Teacher Seminars offered K–12 educators professional development featuring leading American history professors and deep dives into primary sources. Participants took up to two seminars at their own pace between June 14 and August 15, 2020. Each Online Teacher Seminar included the following:

    • Between 12 and 15 hours of pre-recorded video lectures by leading historians
    • The opportunity to attend dozens of live Q&As with historians, to be held on Zoom throughout the summer
    • Live pedagogy sessions led by Gilder Lehrman Master Teachers
    • MP3 audio recordings of each lecture
    • Selected primary sources, lesson plans, and spotlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and other classroom-ready resources
    • Short quizzes to review seminar content
    • A personalized certificate confirming completed hours/CEUs for the seminar (upon successful completion of seminar quizzes) and any Q&As attended for certification of your professional development credit

    These Online Teacher Seminars are open exclusively to participants in the Institute’s free Affiliate School Program. Check here to see if your school is in the Affiliate School Program.