Virtual Teacher Workshops

Join educators from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation for free 90-minute online professional development opportunities for teachers as we take a deeper look into topics related to 17th-century Virginia and the American Revolution. Virginia teachers may receive recertification points for participation. Registration is required and connection information will be emailed the day prior to each program.

To register for a virtual teacher workshop, contact annemarie.baker@jyf.virginia.gov.


May 5 • 7 p.m.

American Indian Education in Modern Schools, Changing the Narrative

So many times in schools we teach about ‘how’ American Indians lived; e.g. what they lived in and what region they came from. Guest presenter Meredith Schramm, an educator and member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, will focus on how to bring that history to be more current and explore ways to accurately represent American Indian culture today. We will look at lesson plans and resources that are available to use in your classroom.

Meredith Schramm is a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2005 with a teaching degree, and has been teaching ever since. She has written curriculum for an independent study program, as well as worked on an accreditation team for two high school therapy programs. Over the past few years Meredith has developed a curriculum on American Indian culture for teachers in K-12 that help teachers understand and teach about current American Indian Issues. Her curriculum is used in many schools across the country.


Registration is required and connection information will be emailed the day prior to each program. To register for a virtual teacher workshop, contact annemarie.baker@jyf.virginia.gov.

All virtual teacher workshop sessions are provided free to teachers thanks to a generous gift from the Charles S. & Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation.


Located along Virginia’s scenic Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with new protective protocols and social-distancing procedures to carefully create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. Registration is required and connection information will be emailed the day prior to each program. To register for a virtual teacher workshop, contact annemarie.baker@jyf.virginia.gov.