When can I register for a seminar? Is there a deadline to register?
Registration for 2022 Teacher Seminars is not yet open. Please check back in the spring of 2022 for more information.
Who is eligible to register for Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars?
- Full-time K–12 teachers of all subjects, principals, and librarians from schools in our Affiliate School Program may register for Teacher Seminars.
- Curriculum specialists and district supervisors may register for Online Teacher Seminars as long as one of the schools they work with is in our Affiliate School Program.
- National Park Service (NPS) interpreters (NPS interpreters, please click here to apply.)
- Community College Instructors please click here to apply.
Can I participate in more than one Teacher Seminar?
You may register for as many Teacher Seminars as you like.
Cost and credits
What expenses am I responsible for?
There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee per seminar. Fees are paid by credit card and your space in the seminar is not confirmed until payment is received.
How do I withdraw from a Teacher Seminar or Q&A or Pedagogy Session?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.
Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Points (PDPs)?
Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars are generally eligible for CEU and PDP credits, but it is your responsibility to verify eligibility with your school administration or state PD office. (Please note that the Institute is an approved provider of professional development in Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.) If you need more information to determine eligibility than is available on the Teacher Seminars page, please email us at email@example.com.
How will I receive my certificate?
Certificates of completion will be shared with participants upon completion of an online seminar (measured by viewing all lectures and participating in all live sessions) by August 31. Participants will receive certificates by September 15.
Can I receive graduate credit?
At this time, we are not able to offer graduate credit for our Teacher Seminars. You may wish to consider taking courses in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman Institute MA in American History Program.
What technology will I need?
Teacher Seminars participants can view lectures on any device with a good Internet connection, though accessing the seminars on a desktop or laptop computer works best. You will need headphones or speakers to listen to and watch the lectures.
In order to participate in the live Q&As and pedagogy sessions, which will take place on Zoom, you will need a webcam or, at least, your computer’s microphone or a smartphone with the Zoom Android or iOS application installed. There will also be an audio-only option to call in to Q&As and pedagogy sessions using a phone.
How can I access the seminar materials?
All Teacher Seminars will be hosted in Gilder Lehrman’s Online Learning Community via TalentLMS. TalentLMS is a cloud-based platform that can be accessed via all browsers, including Firefox, IE 9+, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. It is also compatible with browsers used by mobile devices (i.e., iOS and Android). All seminar participants will be provided with a TalentLMS account that will give you access to lecture videos, online resources, participant discussion boards, and links to all of the live Zoom sessions.