When can I register for a seminar? Is there a deadline to register?
Registration for 2023 Teacher Seminars is now open. Registration will remain open for all seminars until capacity is reached or one week prior to the first live session in that seminar (whichever comes first). We encourage teachers to register by May 30 so they have ample time to review all pre-recorded lectures in a seminar before its first live session.
When can I access the pre-recorded lectures for my Teacher Seminars?
Participants will be able to access pre-recorded lectures and digital resources beginning Tuesday, May 30.
For how long will I have access to the pre-recorded lectures and other content from my Teacher Seminars?
Participants will have access to their seminar materials through Friday, September 15, 2023.
How do I sign up for a Teacher Seminar?
Make sure you are logged into the Gilder Lehrman website and visit https://www.gilderlehrman.org/teacher-seminars-registration. Please follow the prompts to proceed with your registration.
When are the Scholar Q&A and Master Teacher Pedagogy Sessions?
Live sessions for each seminar will take place within the week of that scheduled seminar. Each seminar will have three live scholar Q&A sessions and two pedagogy sessions. Select seminars will have additional live sessions. Please note that some scheduling is subject to change.
How many Q&A and Pedagogy Sessions do I have to attend?
In order to receive credit for your participation, you must attend all live scholar and master teacher sessions during the week of your seminar. Exemptions for absences due to childcare, health, or professional reasons may be given on a case-by-case basis.
Do any of the seminars conflict or overlap?
We have planned the schedule to minimize live-session overlap wherever possible. This means that you can participate in multiple seminars across weeks or within the same week. However, there may be up to 15 minutes of overlap. Please check the start and end times of all live sessions before submitting your registration.
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, along with community college instructors and National Park Service employees, may register for Teacher Seminars.
- Curriculum specialists and district supervisors may register for Teacher Seminars as long as one of the schools they work with is in our Affiliate School Program.
Can I participate in more than one Teacher Seminar?
You are welcome and encouraged to register for as many Teacher Seminars as you like. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in registering for three seminars or more for special discount codes and offers.
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 email@example.com to withdraw. If you are certain you can no longer participate in the seminar, please email us to withdraw as soon as possible so we can open this spot up to another teacher. 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, Montana, New York, Texas, and Washington State, and in Michigan through a partnership with the Michigan Council for History Education.) If you need more information to determine eligibility than is available on the Teacher Seminars page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will I receive my certificate?
Certificates of completion will automatically be shared with participants upon completion of an online seminar (measured by viewing all lectures and participating in all live sessions).
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 Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History program.
What technology will I need?
Teacher Seminar 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 access to lecture videos, online resources, participant discussion boards, and links to all of the live Zoom sessions.