Summer Teacher Institute for Virginia Teachers

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown farm cooking

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Summer Teacher Institute provides Virginia teachers with historical content and teaching strategies they can take back to the classroom. Participants experience authentic learning activities and create lessons and performance tasks they can use for years to come.

The Summer Teacher Institute is free for all participants, thanks to generous support by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Annual Fund, the Abbitt Family Foundation, Randy and Shelby Hawthorne, and Wilma and Marc Sharp.


2022 Program & Application Info

The 2022 Summer Teacher Institute will take place July 11-14 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in Yorktown, Virginia, and will focus on the lives of everyday people living during the second half of the 18th century and the events surrounding the American Revolution.

Applications for the 2022 Summer Teacher Institute are now closed. Applications for the 2023 Summer Teacher Institute at Jamestown Settlement will open in December 2022.


See the experiences of past participants in the video below from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s 2020 Summer Teacher Institute at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.