2024 In-Person Summer Institute for Teachers

Join the National Museum of the Pacific War for its annual Summer Institute for Teachers! This five-day professional development program provides educators an immersive opportunity to engage in:

  • Ten expert-led sessions that explore teaching World War II in the Asiatic Pacific through cross-curricular lessons, activities, primary sources, and more.
  • A hands-on workshop that dives into the digital archives and teaching with artifacts to develop Discovery Boxes.
  • Learning experiences intended to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Pacific War and its enduring impact on the modern world.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow educators to share ideas, strategies, and resources.
  • Toolkit building to return to your classroom with lessons, activities, and resources.

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 25 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours through the Texas Education Agency (TEA # 902-759).

Registration Information

In-Person Dates: July 8th-July 12th

  • July 8th: Arrival-Living History Demonstration and Welcome Reception 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • July 9th: Day One-Educate 8:00am-5:00pm
  • July 10th: Day Two-Inspire 8:00am-5:00pm
  • July 11th: Day Three-Engage 8:00am-5:00pm
  • July 12th: Day Four-Connect 8:00am-5:00pm

Space is limited to 25 participants and registration is required. Dates are July 8th-12th and tuition is $250 per person or $125 for members. Tuition includes welcome reception on Monday, sessions and 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, membership@nimitzfoundation.org.

Click HERE for tentative schedule!

To reserve your spot, complete form below or contact Kyna Stys at kstys@nimitzfoundation.org.

2024 Virtual Summer Institute for Teachers

The virtual experience is a fully online program that offers greater capacity and accessibility to those unable to travel to Fredericksburg, Texas. Over the course of three days, social studies educators, particularly those teaching 5th to 12th grade, will engage in:

  • Virtual sessions and workshops that explore the Pacific War and provide cross-curricular tools, lessons, and resources for teachers across varying disciplines.
  • Digital learning experiences intended to deepen their knowledge and understanding of World War II in the Pacific and its continued global relevance today.
  • Online networking with fellow educators to share ideas, strategies, and resources.
  • Live online 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 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours through the Texas Education Agency (TEA # 902-759).

Space is limited and registration is required. Virtual dates are July 29th-31st and tickets are $75 per person or $40 for members. Registration fees includes workshops, digital programs, lesson plans, supplementary resources, and access to daily interactive sessions. Educators who are museum members will receive additional benefits. Learn more about our Teacher Memberships by contacting, membership@nimitzfoundation.org.

Scholarship Opportunities

Limited scholarships are available for teachers needing tuition assistance.