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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2014

During the Institute
Participating in Teacher Institute

The Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute will enhance your ability to teach American History. We want you to get all you can out of your experience while you are here. We recommend taking notes and pictures throughout the week. Sessions with a Colonial Williamsburg Master Teacher will help you focus on ways to actively apply the content in the classroom. Daily evaluations help us focus and improve the Institute.

Here are just a few comments from teachers who recently attended the Teacher Institute:

"I love this program! The preparation and presentation is beyond expectation! The presenters are professional yet fun and relaxed. The amount and quality of materials, lessons, and experiences is so much, I can barely take it all in. But it gives some broad perspectives and helpful tools in viewing and using/understanding history. Life changing! It’s a very rich and engaging program. It’s given me an enthusiasm about this period in history, and a desire to more fully integrate art with social studies. It made everything come alive."

"Excellent program! [The] presenters and facilitators were dedicated, thorough, and complete. I felt as if I was always getting 100% of the presenters’ knowledge base despite the heat or the hour! This was a great inspiration. This dedication was even more apparent and appreciated among my peers."

"This week has been the most amazing week of my 26th year career as an educator and as an American citizen. It truly has deeply impacted me on so many levels. I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for everything!"

"I keep thinking every day that this is The Best professional development I’ve ever received. I cannot wait to go back to teach and share what I’ve learned with my colleagues."