Summer Institute for Teachers

Join the National Museum of the Pacific War for its inaugural Summer Institute for Teachers! This professional development program is available for educators, particularly those teaching middle and high school social studies, over the course of four days.

Registration Information

This four-day professional development program provides social studies educators, particularly those in middle and high schools, an immersive opportunity to engage in:

  • Expert-led workshops that explore the Pacific War and provide cross-curricular tools, lessons, and resources for teachers across varying disciplines.
  • Learning experiences intended to deepen their knowledge and understanding of World War II in the Pacific and its continued global relevance today.
  • Networking with fellow educators to share ideas, strategies, and resources.
  • Discussions on how to teach each topic in the classroom.

All lessons align with National Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Teachers who complete the institute will receive a certificate of completion and 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours through the Texas Education Agency (TEA # 902-759).

Dates: July 10th-July 14th

  • July 10th: Welcome reception 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • July 11th: Day One-Educate 8:00am-5:00pm
  • July 12th: Day Two-Engage 8:00am-5:00pm
  • July 13th: Day Three-Inspire 8:00am-5:00pm
  • July 14th: Day Four-Reflect 8:00am-3:00pm

View detailed schedule here!

Space is limited to 25 participants and registration is required. Dates are July 10th-14th and tuition is $250 per person. Tuition includes welcome reception on Monday, workshops (Tuesday-Friday), daily refreshments, lunch (Tuesday-Friday), and a toolkit containing lesson plans, activities, and supplementary resources. Educators who are museum members will receive additional benefits. Learn more about our Teacher Memberships by contacting,

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Scholarship Opportunities

Individual scholarships are now available for teachers, particularly those in middle and high schools, that need tuition assistance.