Virtual Teacher Workshops

Virtual WorkshopsJoin educators from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation for free 90-minute online professional development opportunities for teachers. Virginia educators may receive recertification points for participation.

Topics for this school year will include an exploration of West Central African culture and the beginnings of the slave trade, women and the American Revolution, propaganda and the decisions individuals made during the American Revolution, and more.

Each session will begin with a focus on historic content, providing information to incorporate into lessons and background information to enhance understanding of historic topics, and conclude with a discussion of strategies for classroom presentations. All sessions will be presented on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 7 p.m. EST.

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


NOVEMBER 16
Powhatan Indians and Virginia Indians Today
Powhatan Indians occupied the region known today as southeast Virginia thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the late 16th century. The descendants of the original paramount chiefdom of Indigenous people continue to live and thrive in Virginia today. Join us as we explore the history and legacy of the Powhatan.

JANUARY 18
West Central Africans and the Beginnings of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

FEBRUARY 15
Women of the American Revolution

MARCH 15
Espionage During the American Revolution


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 protective protocols to carefully create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy.