Many students have their first experience with American history in a classroom. The educators who make those experiences meaningful have a great honor and responsibility: To nurture the citizens, history lovers and preservationists of tomorrow.
Good history teachers instill a passion for the past by bringing history to life for their students. A skilled professional may make this look easy, but we know how much hard work it takes. Behind every history lesson are countless hours of study and prep time. In addition to maintaining deep knowledge of both subject matter and the most effective, engaging tactics for conveying that subject matter to students, many teachers must also contend with diminishing budgets and increasingly stringent educational standards.
Why We Started the National Teacher Institute
We established our National Teacher Institute to recognize and support these dedicated professionals. Each year, we bring together K-12 history educators from across the United States for world-class lectures, workshops and tours. Through the Institute, educators can connect with like-minded professionals, learn new teaching techniques, and acquire the continuing-education credits required by most states.
Over the years, we have helped some 2,000 teachers receive the continuing education credits they need and skills that they can take back to the classroom. Every year, we receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers who leave the Institute feeling refreshed and prepared for the upcoming school year.
Why We Need Your Help
Our goal is to provide this opportunity for free - but we can’t do it alone. Will you support history education today by helping a teacher attend the Institute?
It costs $50 for one teacher to receive those vital continuing education credits- and the knowledge and tools they gain will benefit their current and future students for years to come. That means for $100 you can make a lasting investment in history education for two classrooms. For $500, you can support 10 classrooms.
When you contribute to the Teacher Institute, you directly support those whose job it is to inform and inspire the next generation of citizens, history lovers and preservationists. Please take a moment to make this important investment in our nation’s future today.