Professional Development on the American Civil War
July 12-15, 2012
Charleston, South Carolina
The Civil War Trust Teacher Institute is a four-day professional development for K-12 educators focused exclusively on the American Civil War. Join us in Charleston, South Carolina as we explore the history of the Civil War and new methods for instruction.
The Four-Day National Teacher Institute
The National Teacher Institute allows educators multiple days to investigate the American Civil War and the latest instructional methods related to such a challenging topic.
The National Teacher Institute consists of a two-day program bookended by optional events. The Teacher Institute is free to educators while the optional programs entail nominal fees only to offset the Civil War Trust’s additional costs. Civil War Trust membership is required to attend the Teacher Institute.
Description: A four hour workshop based on ideas you put forward. The pre-conference workshop will feature discussions on topics that participants submit prior to the workshop. The discussions will in some cases be led by the participants while other discussions will be guided by historians with a background in a specific subject. Because teachers are the experts this will provide a space for them to come together to discuss challenges they are facing, problem solve, and idea share. See the current schedule (PDF) »
Date: July 12, 2012
There are no refunds for Pre-conference Workshop cancellations.
Description: A two-day program. Day one will feature a group lunch with historian lecture, multiple workshops, exhibits, dinner, and a keynote address. Day two will feature tours led by local historians.
Date: July 13-14, 2012
Cost: As it has been for the past eleven years, the Teacher Institute is provided free of charge for all K-12 educators.
All Teacher Institute attendees must be members of the Civil War Trust.
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A deposit of $100 is required upon registration.
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Date: July 15, 2012
There are no refunds for Optional Tour cancellations.
*Please note: If a meal is not listed in the schedule below, it is not included in the event.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
|Noon to 1pm||
Pre-Conference Workshop Sign-In
|1pm to 5pm||
Pre-Conference Workshop (Schedule PDF)
Friday, July 13, 2012
|10 am to 11 am||
Teacher Institute Sign-In
|11 am to 1:00 pm||
Lunch with Featured Speaker,
|1:15pm to 6pm||
Workshops, Book Vendors, and Exhibits
|6pm to 7pm||
Dinner with Featured Speaker,
Saturday, July 14, 2012
|9am to 9pm||
* Please be aware that a boat ride is required to tour Fort Sumter, dinner will be served following the tour on the boat.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|8 am to 1pm|
The Teacher Institute will be held at the Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel.
Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel
4770 Goer Drive
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Room rates are $105.00 a night if you book June 20, 2012. When you call inform them that you are part of the Civil War Trust's Teacher Institute. You have to call to get the special price and a room in this block, this will not work by booking online.
A free shuttle is provided from the Charleston Airport to the hotel. There is also a free shuttle that runs from the hotel into downtown Charleston.
Scholarships will be available for first-time attendees. Scholarships cover the attendees personal travel and lodging costs as well as the Pre-Conference Workshop and the Optional Tour.
The Michael Shaara Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a teacher who utilizes literature to teach the American Civil War.
Applications were due by April 27, 2012 - The scholarship application period is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.
Winners will be announced by May 4, 2012
Inform the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you know that you will have to cancel.
Before May 18, 2012: No cancellation fee
May 18 - June 15, 2012: $50 cancellation fee
After June 15, 2012: We apologize, but no refunds will be issued after June 15
There are no refunds for the Pre-Conference Workshop or Optional Tour.