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National Teacher Institute 2021

Baltimore, Maryland

American Battlefield Trust Event

Our 2021 in-person National Teacher Institute has been canceled. 

Get information about the 2021 Virtual Teacher Institute.

“Rockets' Red Glare: Making History Relatable” is the theme for the 2021 National Teacher Institute in Baltimore, Maryland! 

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 a continuing education certificate, provided by the American Battlefield Trust.

Please join us July 15-18, 2021, in Baltimore, MD. 

Learn about the 2021 Virtual Teacher Institute. 


Registration is closed for the 2021 National Teacher Institute. Tour sites to include: Fort McHenry, Ford's Theater, Gettysburg National Military Park, Hampton National Historic Site, and more!

Who Can Attend?

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

  • Active K-12 educators and administrators.
  • Full-time Museum professionals.
  • Librarians.
  • A limited number of adjunct and full-time college professors & administrators. 

Travel Scholarships

The scholarship window for the 2021 National Teacher Institute is closed.  

Case for Funding Letter 

Do you need travel funding assistance for the National Teacher Institute? Use our Case for Funding Letter template to request assistance from your principal, school board, or school administration.

Baltimore Area Airports

There are three (3) airports to choose from. 

  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is the closest airport (20-minute drive) to the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is about a one hour drive (without traffic) to the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. 
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) is a one hour and twenty-minute drive (without traffic) to the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.
American Battlefield Trust Education Department