Virtual Teacher Workshops

Virtual WorkshopsJoin educators from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation for free 90-minute online professional development opportunities for teachers. Virginia educators may receive recertification points for participation.

Topics for this school year will include an exploration of West Central African culture and the beginnings of the slave trade, women and the American Revolution, propaganda and the decisions individuals made during the American Revolution, and more.

Each session will begin with a focus on historic content, providing information to incorporate into lessons and background information to enhance understanding of historic topics, and conclude with a discussion of strategies for classroom presentations. All sessions will be presented on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 7 p.m. EST.

To register for a virtual teacher workshop, contact annemarie.baker@jyf.virginia.gov.


JANUARY 18
West Central Africans and the Beginnings of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Explore the world of late 16th- and early 17th-century West Central Africa with an eye to fostering an understanding of religious, governmental and other cultural institutions at the time of European contact. The history of how West Central Africans were brought to Virginia in 1619 will be covered in the context of the greater transatlantic slave trade.

FEBRUARY 15
Women of the American Revolution

MARCH 15
Espionage During the American Revolution


All virtual teacher workshop sessions are provided free to teachers thanks to a generous gift from the Charles S. & Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation.


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