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The Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute of Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg’s mission that the future may learn from the past doesn’t stop at the boundaries of the Historic Area. The living past that fills the streets and homes here ripples out to classrooms through all 50 states, thanks to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.

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The Institute provides teachers:

  • Primary source-centered, standards-based historical content
  • An inclusive approach to analyzing and teaching events of the past
  • Innovative, engaging teaching strategies to bring history to life in the classroom
  • Immersive experiences throughout the Historic Area with suggested classroom applications
  • Collaborative idea sharing with fellow teachers and Colonial Williamsburg staff
  • Classroom-ready instructional resources, including lesson plans, primary sources, and other media


The Teacher Institute offers week-long sessions, three-day seminars and online programs, immersing participants in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus.


Tuition & Scholarships

Teachers who attend the Teacher Institute may pay their own tuition or apply for Matching Grants or Individual Scholarships.

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Onsite Program Participant’s Guide

Learn what to expect about your Teacher Institute experience.

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Bob & Marion Wilson Educator Resource Library

This free resource library includes lesson materials, primary sources, multimedia content, lesson plans, and additional materials for use by teachers, students, and scholars of all ages.

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Your gift to The Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute of Colonial Williamsburg will directly support its mission to deliver the highest quality, immersive, interdisciplinary professional development training for our nation’s teachers.

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