Mount Vernon's Education Department offers a number of dynamic, practical, and engaging programs for educators and students of all ages. Get involved by checking out our list of upcoming events.



Upcoming Events

A Weekend With George Washington for Virginia Teachers

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This program, for Virginia teachers, is a three-day intensive study of George Washington and his world. Teachers reside on the grounds at Mount Vernon and attend sessions at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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2015 Ammerman Youth Leadership Program

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

The George Washington Student Leadership program invites select high school juniors and seniors who serve their schools or communities in a civic, service, sports, or other leadership capacity to participate in a special program at Mount Vernon designed to examine the character and contributions of our nation’s first president. Established in 2005, this free program provides an opportunity for student leaders to explore the relevance of Washington’s legacy of character and civic responsibility in our modern world as an example for tomorrow’s future leaders.

Teacher sponsors (one per school) are invited to select three to five student leaders to participate in this program. Each teacher sponsor will receive a stipend of $100.00. Registration is required for this event and ends February 14th. Guests should plan to arrive by 3:30 pm and check-in at the Vaughn Lobby just beyond the Shops at Mount Vernon. Dinner will be provided for all participants.

This event is sponsored by the Ammerman Family and George Washington's Mount Vernon.

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National Council for History Education Annual Conference

Visit the Mount Vernon Education Department in the Exhibit Hall at the 2015 NCHE  Annual Conference at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Learn more about our programs, hear about our exciting new resources, or come by to catch up with Teacher Institute alumni and staff. 

George Washington and the West (Frankfort, KY)

Join Mount Vernon educators for a day long professional development workshop exploring Washington’s role in the settlement of Kentucky. Participants will explore ways to teach about George Washington with a variety of primary sources and by applying 21st century standards.

The workshop will be held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, KY. 

Please Note: Registration includes lunch. Professional development certificates will be provided to those who attend.

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George Washington and the West (Bowling Green, KY)

Join Mount Vernon educators for a day long professional development workshop exploring Washington’s role in the settlement of Kentucky. Participants will explore ways to teach about George Washington with a variety of primary sources and by applying 21st century standards.

The workshop will be held at the Knicely Conference Center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY

Please Note: Registration includes lunch. Professional development certificates will be provided to those who attend. 

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Summer Residential Program - Week 1

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This program for teachers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Oklahoma is a week long intensive study of George Washington and his world. Teachers reside on the grounds at Mount Vernon and attend sessions at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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Summer Residential Program - Week 2

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This program for teachers from California, Nevada, Ohio, and Oregon is a week long intensive study of George Washington and his world. Teachers reside on the grounds at Mount Vernon and attend sessions at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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Summer Residential Program - Week 3

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This program for teachers from Arkansas, Florida, and Maryland is a week long intensive study of George Washington and his world. Teachers reside on the grounds at Mount Vernon and attend sessions at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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Summer Residential Program - Week 4

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This program for teachers from Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania is a week long intensive study of George Washington and his world. Teachers reside on the grounds at Mount Vernon and attend sessions at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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