Teacher Professional Development at Mount Vernon

Our teacher professional development programs provide educators the opportunity to discover the rich and inclusive history of George Washington and Mount Vernon. These programs engage educators in professional learning and are designed to increase student engagement in the classroom and support learning outcomes. 

Digital PD

Digital PD

Join the George Washington Teacher Institute for a variety of free digital professional development programs throughout the school year. Each program offers access to experts exploring different Mount Vernon content, history education methodologies, and resources for educators to bring back to their in-person or virtual classrooms.

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Residential Programs

Residential Programs

The George Washington Teacher Institute Residential Programs are highly competitive four to five day educational experiences which bring teachers to Mount Vernon for an intensive course of study. Participants immerse themselves in the exploration and discussion of lessons learned from the remarkable roles George Washington played as friend, husband, stepfather, farmer, slaveowner, general, founder and president. Programs are offered annually in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

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Teacher Fellowship Program

Teacher Fellowship Program

Recognizing the need for America's elementary and secondary school students to gain a richer understanding and appreciation for George Washington’s leadership and character, these short-term fellowships are intended to educate America’s students in the history of our founding era – and particularly in the remarkable traits and accomplishments of George Washington –as an investment in the future of our nation.

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Regional Programs

Regional Programs

Each year the Education Staff at Mount Vernon travel across the United States to host day-long regional programs for teachers. These programs are designed to take the best parts of our residential programs (access to scholarship, sources, and best practices) and bring them to teachers around the country. 

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The Virginia Declaration of Learning

The Virginia Declaration of Learning

This immersive teacher professional development program for Virginia teachers who work with 4th-12th grade students seeks to bring arts and humanities subjects to life and shares the importance of civic engagement through object-based learning.

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