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On-Site in Williamsburg

  • Gordon Wood

    Building Our Nation: Whose Voices Were Heard? (September 15, 2018)

    Whose voices were heard—and unheard—as our new nation developed? Meet an enslaved African American, a middling-sort woman, and a Founder. The day culminates with the opportunity to attend a program featuring Thomas Jefferson and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood.

    Cost: $95 per person.
    Early Bird pricing (register by September 5, 2018): $60 per person.

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  • Geddy Family

    My Life, My Work, My Home (October 6–7, 2018)

    Compare and contrast how people in the various levels of 18th-century society lived, worked, and played. Gain a deeper understanding of life in this colonial capital city through hands-on experiences and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

    Cost: $250 per person

    Register Now

  • Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

    Characteristics of an Effective Leader: Yesterday and Today (November 10–11, 2018)

    Become acquainted with the foundational concepts of leadership through the lens of eighteenth-century Williamsburg, Virginia. Assess and define your personal approach to leadership both as a leader and as a follower.

    Cost: $250 per person

    Registration: To be notified when registration opens, please fill out the
    2018 Fall Workshops Interest Form

District and Regional

  • teachers in classroom

    The Idea of America
    for Middle & High School Teachers

    In this one-day workshop in your district, a Colonial Williamsburg educator inspires teachers with interactive, media-rich strategies that link American history and active 21st-century civic engagement.

    Sample workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • high school teacher

    Bringing History to Life in Your Classroom
    for Elementary & Middle School Teachers

    In this one-day workshop in your district, join a Colonial Williamsburg educator and explore American history from multiple perspectives through primary sources, interdisciplinary lesson plans and innovative instructional strategies to bring history to life in the classroom.

    Sample workshop topics include but are not limited to:

Customized Group Workshops

  • teachers

    The Colonial Williamsburg Professional Development staff can customize arrangements for your teacher group's (of 15 or more) visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Not only can we help you with the educational portion of your visit, but we can also make arrangements for Colonial Williamsburg lodging, meals, and local transportation. For more information or a price quote on a customized teacher professional development program, please email or call (757) 565-8417.


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Teacher Professional Development is supported in part by
the William and Gretchen Kimball Young Patriots Fund.