Annual Teacher Institute


Thirteenth Annual Teacher Institute

July & August 2022 | Free

Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year’s two-day Teacher Institute. The thirteenth annual Brown Teacher Institute will focus on research and projects on local stories and histories that have typically been hidden or neglected from mainstream narratives. Institute participants will not only learn about the rich history of Virginia, but also enrich their understanding of how local stories fit into our national history. The Institute will offer tools, resources, and content to aid educators in teaching these local stories and hidden histories in the classroom. Teachers will explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning and discover new digital resources.

This year’s institute is currently being planned as in-person.

Over the next two years, the Library of Virginia will host a teacher institute in each of the eight superintendent’s regions, and for the thirteenth annual Brown Teacher Institute (summer 2022), the Library will give preference to attendees from regions one, four, six, and eight.

Register by Selecting Your Region Below

South Boston (Region 8), July 25, 2022

Danville (Region 6), July 28, 2022

Richmond (Region 1), August 1, 2022

Arlington (Region 4), August 3, 2022

Teachers must attend the entire Institute to receive a PD certificate. Participants will receive a $300 stipend.

Detailed schedule will be announced soon. Contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at with any questions.

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The 2022 Brown Teacher Institute is made possible in part by Virginia Humanities, Full Spectrum Features, and Institute of Museum and Library Services/Library Services and Technology Act.