Summer Teacher Seminars

Professional Development

Applications for the 2022 on-site Summer Teacher Seminars will open December 7, 2021. Details regarding the application process, seminar dates, and themes for this year will be posted on this page when finalized.

For any additional questions or concerns, please email Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist, Isabel Mann, at



The National WWII Museum’s Summer Teacher Seminar is an immersive teacher professional development programming experience. Designed for middle school and high school teachers, these weeklong seminars offer thematic deep dives into a variety of topics on the history of World War II. Employing a rich array of curriculum built upon primary source materials, these seminars will aid teachers to find new and exciting ways to bring the war to life in the classroom. Each seminar will give teachers access to noted WWII scholars, as well as hands-on experiences and virtual resources they can incorporate into classroom instruction. Participants who complete the program will become part of the Museum’s nationwide network of teachers dedicated to improving the quality of instruction on World War II.

Who Can Participate?

The Summer Teacher Seminars are open to any teachers at an accredited public, charter, private, or parochial school who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and who will be teaching during the 2021–2022 school year. Teachers of subjects other than social studies may apply, but should explain in their application how they plan to incorporate WWII themes into their curriculum. Media specialists, librarians, curriculum coordinators, and academic coaches are also eligible provided they spend at least half of their time providing direct instruction to students. Applications include information on teaching experience, two short written statements, and two letters of recommendation. All applications received within the submission window will receive fair assessment. The Museum seeks to recruit a diverse cohort of 30 teachers for each seminar. Teachers accepted to attend the Summer Teacher Seminars will be expected to give at least one teacher professional development workshop featuring the Museum’s curriculum in the year following completion of the program.


There is no cost. Participants will receive free lodging, a travel stipend, seminar materials, and most meals free of charge.

Workshop Dates

Workshop 1: July 10 - July 15, 2022
Workshop 2: July 17 - July 22, 2022

Important Dates:

  • December 7, 2021: Application period opens
  • February 4, 2022: Application period closes
  • February 23, 2022: Participants selected and notified
  • March 25, 2022: Deadline for accepting and submitting required forms
  • April 4, 2022: Pre-Seminar readings and online discussions begin

Have questions about the Summer Teacher Seminars? Contact Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist, Isabel Mann, at