Educators

TEACHER SEMINARS: Great content, collaborative colleagues, a powerful place

Each Montpelier Seminar for Educators provides a deep dive into an aspect of Constitutional government in a small cohort learning environment of approximately 30 Educators/Seminar.  Participants include primarily high school and middle school teachers who want to engage with scholars and experts in a combination of lectures and discussions to learn about how our civic system was created, has changed, and prospects for the future "to form a more perfect Union."   
Specific seminar topics vary. Registration for seminars begins about 3-5 months prior to the event. 

2024 Dates:  
  • March 7-9, 2024 - American Political Economy, Dr. Danielle Charette, University of Virginia. More information HERE.  (Seminar completed)
  • April 4-6, 2024 -  Policing and Public Safety: A Black History Seminar for Educators on Law Enforcement and the U.S. Constitution, Dr. DeAnza Cook, Ohio State University. (Seminar completed)  
  • July 30-Aug 1, 2024 - Reconstruction and Reaction, Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and Jeremy Nesoff, Director of District Partnerships at Facing History and Ourselves.  More information and register HERE.  A waitlist in progress especially for Upstate NY, KY, VA & SC Educators who are 1st time attendees.
  • October 24-26, 2024 - The Presidency in the Early Republic and Today, Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky. More information and register HERE
South Carolina & Upstate NY area Teachers -- We have many open scholarship seats for Educators from South Carolina & Upstate/Western New York.
Seminars generally start about 3-4pm (check-in 1:30-3pm) and conclude at Noon the 3rd day.
Questions should be sent to Patrick Campbell at pcampbell@montpelier.org.

What's Included?
  • Accommodations and Meals: Participations will be housed on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier. 6 meals are provided onsite. 
  • Resources: Each participant will receive an electronic selection of primary and secondary source readings based on the Seminar's topic via Google Drive or pdf.
  • Membership:  Participants receive a 1-year Individual Membership after conclusion of the Seminar.   
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?  Montpelier Seminars are open to full-time teachers at accredited public, charter, private, or parochial schools.  The primary audience is High School and Middle School teachers.
How much does a seminar cost?  Applying is free.  The only cost for accepted applicants is an $85 non-refundable registration fee to be paid within 2-3 weeks of acceptance in order to confirm their place in a Seminar for Educators.  Thanks to the generosity of private donors, scholarships cover the cost of accommodations, meals, materials, scholar honoraria, tours, etc.  Additionally, a travel reimbursement is provided after attendance at 3 different tiers:
A) a maximum of $400 for Educators from VA, WV, MD, DC, & DE.
B) a maximum of $600 for Educators from NC and other states not listed above or below.
C) a maximum of $675 for Educators from NY, KY, SC, & FL (due to specific scholarships for those 6 states).