Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers

Seventh Grade Exhibit. Miss Kohler, Teacher, Hibbing, 1904.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, secondary teachers grades 6-12 are invited to spend a week at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul exploring the connections between primary sources, the inquiry process, and culturally relevant pedagogy. Participants will analyze maps, photographs, and other primary sources from different time periods in history. Each day of the institute teachers will have dedicated time for individual curriculum writing, working collaboratively with other teachers, and engaging with presenters from the Inquiry in the Upper Midwest team. Teachers who attend the full four-day institute will receive a $300 stipend. 

The dates and times of the Institute are as follows:

  • Monday, June 18, 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

To accommodate teachers coming from outside the Twin Cities metro area, the institute will have a Monday late start and Thursday early release. There is complimentary housing available in St. Paul for teachers driving from greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mileage stipends are also available.

APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. Teachers who attended an IUM regional workshop or submitted a classroom recording will receive priority consideration, but neither is a requirement for selection. Successful applicants will be notified by April 16. 

Please contact Kara Knight with questions about the Summer Institute.

Monday, June 18, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, June 21, 2018 (All day)
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul , MN