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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2016

Lesson Plans and College Credit

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Lesson Plans

As part of their participation in the week-long Institute sessions, many participants are required by their districts to develop an original lesson based on historical information and teaching techniques learned during their time at the Teacher Institute. If you are creating a lesson, especially if you plan to submit it to meet the requirements for college credit, it should follow the lesson plan template.

Even if you are not required to submit a lesson, we hope you will participate by sending us copies of your successful lessons, projects, pictures, and/or student samples. Many samples provided to us are used as examples to show to donors and other teachers what participants learn while at the Teacher Institute.

College Credit

Attending a week-long Teacher Institute session provides the opportunity to apply for three hours of graduate education credit from the University of San Diego (Course Title: EDC-X759F Colonial Williamsburg (prev # EDU 592H)). Credit will be given for attending all sessions and programs during the Teacher Institute and submitting one original lesson plan based on historical content learned while attending the Institute. Credit is only offered through the spring after completing the Institute.

Summer 2019 attendees (Course number EDC-X759F - 007) should submit original lesson plans before December 1, 2019.

Summer 2020 attendees (Course number EDC-X759F - 008) should submit original lesson plans before December 1, 2020.

Lessons should be sent via email to: Jodi Norman at [email protected]

Colonial Williamsburg staff members will review each lesson for historical accuracy, uniqueness, and creativity. Once a lesson has been approved, you will be directed to the University of San Diego web site to complete the online college credit application and submit a $225.00 payment (price subject to change) to receive the three hours of graduate level extension credit.