Participating educators are encouraged to stay in the same location to facilitate relationship-building and easy collaboration. A special rate will be arranged at a hotel in close proximity to the Museum and Memorial and a variety of restaurants. A shuttle will be provided to and from the institute for official meetings.

*Specific accommodation details will be provided to the participants in Spring 2022.

Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

Academic Resources

  • The 28 cohort teachers will meet in a socially distanced 225-seat auditorium where lectures and discussion will occur. A classroom and conference room will also be available for institute participants to collaborate and work on projects.
  • Participants should bring their own laptops to the institute; free WiFi will be available at both the Museum and Memorial and the hotel.
  • Reasonable printing will be provided by the Museum and Memorial.
  • Participants will have access to knowledgeable staff, galleries and an over 350,000-object collection along with over 11,000 library titles.
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Conference Room
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  • Participants will have full access to museum galleries, including special exhibitions and the Liberty Memorial Tower, during regular business hours.
  • An onsite restaurant, the Over There Café, along with easy access to other restaurant options.
  • Access to the free downtown streetcar, located one block north of the Museum and Memorial.
  • Books will be provided to participants.

Professional Development

At the end of the institute, all educators will receive a certificate verifying participation in 80 hours of professional development.