The George Washington Teacher Institute Residential Programs are immersive professional development programs designed for K-12 educators to teach about the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived. Participants in each program learn on-site at Washington's beloved home, Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
Each Institute session features a lead scholar, as well as numerous guest speakers and Mount Vernon experts and includes these signature elements:
- In-depth and inclusive content and primary source analysis.
- Immersive 18th-century experiences with historical interpreters and subject matter experts.
- Engaged collaboration with visiting scholars, fellow participants, and Mount Vernon staff.
- Classroom applicability including technology integration.
- Connections between historical events and contemporary student experiences.
Our format, with a different thematic focus each session, allows you to explore the 18th-century subjects that are most relevant to your classroom: government, women, military, slavery, leadership, and business.