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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute

​​The San Diego County Office of Education is excited to announce that the prestigious Colonial Williamsburg Summer Institute scholarship is being offered to 25 elementary and middle school United States history teachers in San Diego County. Thanks to the generosity of local donors, teachers from across the county have benefited from this amazing professional learning opportunity for the over 25 years.     

​Designed for history-social science teachers who teach United States history and government at the middle level, this summer's intensive six-day workshop uses historic sites in and around Williamsburg to explore content from 1607 to the 1865. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, meet character interpreters and take part in reenactments of events. They investigate new teaching techniques with mentor teachers as well as with each other. Together with Colonial Williamsburg staff, they share ideas and new instructional materials for use in their own classrooms.

Each teacher selected to participate will receive a scholarship that covers: 

• Transportation to/from Williamsburg

• Admissions to all program activities 

• Room (double occupancy) and meals 

• $100 stipend for purchasing educational materials 

• Teacher resource materials 

Teachers who participate in the Colonial Williamsburg Summer Institute will be invited to an orientation and welcome dinner prior to the institute. Once they return home they will be expected to participate in follow up workshops at the SDCOE, and develop a lesson plan.

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