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Educator Recognition Programs

Announcement of the George Washington Teachers' Institute

To:
Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and Other Interested Parties
From:
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Date:
January 5, 2015

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I am pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for up to six Massachusetts teachers of grades three through twelve in any subject area in public and non-public schools. Applications are now being accepted for the sixteenth annual George Washington Teachers' Institute. The Institute will provide a one-week study program at George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, in northern Virginia.

The Institute's program will provide an intensive immersion study of George Washington and his world. The curriculum includes discussions led by noted Washington scholars and workshops exploring Washington's life and interests at Mount Vernon. Participating teachers will have full access to Mount Vernon's extensive library collection. They will meet with Mount Vernon's historians, curators, and educators. Through study, discussion, tours, and projects, participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America's democracy.

For more information and to apply, visit the Mount Vernon website and enter "Teacher Institute" in the search box. Completed applications need to be submitted by Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Please encourage teachers of all subject areas to apply for this unique opportunity. The Institute is August 2 - 7, 2015.

The George Washington Teachers' Institute is made possible by the generous support of a Massachusetts foundation in cooperation with George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email Angela Winand at Mount Vernon at awinand@mountvernon.org.



Last Updated: January 6, 2015
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