Mobile Bay Battlefield

National Teacher Institute

Mobile, Alabama

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Mark your calendars to join us July 9-12, 2020
American Battlefield Trust Event
July 9-12, 2020
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Please note: Registration for the 2020 National Teacher Institute opens in mid-November, 2019. This year we will go "Into the Depths of History." 

Our annual National Teacher Institute brings together educators from all over the world. This four-day event includes breakout sessions, workshops, lectures, and tours from some of the leading experts in the history and education fields.

Educators will be immersed in a friendly, fun, and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators, learn more about the historical topics that they teach in their classroom while acquiring new and innovative teaching methods. Our National Teacher Institute is more than just methodology, it's about making you a better, more well-rounded educator. We hope that you will leave the Institute with a better understanding of your subject matter, a passion for history education, and lifelong friendships.  

This event is free but does require a $100, refundable, deposit be placed to reserve your spot. At the conclusion of the event, educators can apply for continuing education credits, provided by Virginia Tech University.

Please join us July 9-12, 2020, in Mobile, AL. 


Registration for the 2020 National Teacher Institute opens in mid-November, 2019. 

Tour sites to include: Fort Gaines, Fort Pickens, Historic Mobile, Historic Pensacola Village, National Naval Aviation Museum, and more. 


Who Can Attend

This event is primarily intended for K-12 educators and administrators, but we also allow the following professionals to attend:

  • K-12 educators and administrators.
  • Museum professionals.
  • Librarians.
  • A limited number of adjunct and full-time college professors. 
  • We also welcome a limited number of upper-level college students, who are Education majors.

Travel Scholarships

The scholarship window for 2020 opens on January 15, 2020.

Official Event Hotel

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

64 South Water Street 
Mobile, AL 36602


  • For the special $129 per night rate, please make your reservation in our Renaissance block of rooms. Please click here for our room block link or call the hotel at (251) 438-4000, to book your rooms. Be sure to tell them you are with the American Battlefield Trust Teacher Institute to receive our discounted room rates. You must make your reservations on or before June 17, 2020, to receive the group rate of $129 per night.  



American Battlefield Trust Education Department