Elementary Summer Institute


At the summer institute, elementary teachers will explore primary sources, the inquiry process, and culturally relevant pedagogy. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate maps, photos, resources related to American Indian topics, and classroom strategies. There is also time built in to work in grade-level groups, complete individual work, and reflect and revise on individual curriculum.

Teachers who attended an IUM regional workshop will receive priority consideration, but it is not a requirement to apply. Additional consideration offered to regional attendees who submit a video of their classroom instruction. 

The Institute will take place at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The dates and times of the Institute are as follows:

  • Monday, June 19. 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 20. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 21. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 22. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Monday late start and Thursday early release are meant to aaccommodate teachers driving a longer distance to St. Paul. Optional housing in St. Paul is available for teachers driving from greater Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in early May. Teachers who attend the full workshop will receive a stipend. 

Please contact Kate Stower with questions about the Summer Institute.

Monday, June 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, June 22, 2017 (All day)
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul , MN