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Summer Teacher Institute

Virginia School Teachers K-12
July 13-18, 2014
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center


teacher_institute_20131.jpgExplore the story of colonial America firsthand during this weeklong Teacher Institute at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums. Jamestown Settlement examines the world of America’s first permanent English settlement at Jamestown and the cultures that converged in 17th-century Virginia. The Yorktown Victory Center chronicles the American Revolution from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation.

Program Highlights
*Become immersed in the history of 17th-century Jamestown and the 18th-century American Revolution. 
*Practice new teaching methods in period costume while interacting with visitors at Jamestown Settlement.
*Experience history through hands-on period activities.
*Participate in SOL-correlated programs, presentations and workshops.
*Take home a kit of reproduction artifacts to use in your classroom.
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Hotel, meals, transportation stipend and materials are provided.

Earn up to 35 professional development points.
(License holders are responsible for satisfying license renewal requirements as set forth in the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual, including advance approval from the participant's school division.) 


2014 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Summer Teacher Institute
Application and Recommendation Instructions

Instructions for submitting the online application form:

1) Fill in the information requested in each box.
2) Type the numeric character of the security code at the bottom of the form.
3) Click on the submit button.
4) You will see a message that your application has been submitted along with instructions for submitting your letter of recommendation.

Instructions for submitting the letter of recommendation:

1) In order to complete your application package, a letter of recommendation from an administrator in your school/division is required.  The letter can be from an assistant principal, principal or central office administrator.
2) Print or e-mail the recommendation instructions for your administrator.  Once the administrator completes the letter, he/she should e-mail it to
3) Within one week of receiving the letter of recommendation, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your application package is complete (if we have both your application and recommendation) and let you know what to expect next.
Submit your application and a letter of recommendation from your school or district administrator by March 3, 2014

Applicants will be notified of their status by April 15, 2014.

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