Annual Teacher Institute


15th Annual Teacher Institute

July & August 2024 | Free

Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year’s two-day teacher institute. The 15th annual Brown Teacher Institute will focus on research and projects that explore Virginia’s Indigenous history in support of the Library’s current exhibition, Indigenous Perspectives (Through Aug. 17, 2024). Indigenous Perspectives highlights the commonwealth’s Indigenous history and how the tribes remain a vital part of Virginia. The Institute will offer tools, resources and content to aid educators in teaching this history 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 in-person.

The Library will host 15th annual Brown Teacher Institute (summer 2024) in four of the eight superintendent’s regions, and will give preference to attendees from regions onefoursix and eight.

Registration Information coming soon

Salem (Region 6), July 22–23, 2024

Loudoun County (Region 4), July 25–26, 2024 (new dates)

Clarksville (Region 8), July 29–30, 2024 (new dates)

Richmond (Region 1), August 1–2, 2024

Teachers must attend the entire institute to receive a professional development certificate. Participants will receive a $300 stipend.

A detailed schedule will be announced soon. Contact Anne McCrery at or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at with any questions.

For the most up-to-date programming, please check our Events Calendar at and follow us on social media.

Visit for a selection of helpful digital resources.

The Library of Virginia honors the history of the Indigenous peoples who inhabited what is today the commonwealth of Virginia for thousands of years before European colonization. The Library seeks to nurture our partnerships with the 11 recognized tribes in Virginia as it continues to build and describe its collections and to offer programs to make accessible to all Virginians a complete history of the commonwealth and its residents.

The 2024 Brown Teacher Institute is made possible in part by
Virginia Humanities.