Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Log Number: MA-10-19-0617-19

Monticello will develop a handbook for facilitating effective teacher learning at historic sites and museums. The handbook will be based on earlier IMLS-funded research and teachers and museum educators' feedback on about what and how teachers learn from professional development programs at historic sites and museums. Sample discussions, case studies, and profiles from teachers will be combined into a how-to guide. This will help museum educators assist teachers in building connections between museum resources and their classroom practice. Project activities will also include the redesign of a website to disseminate resources such as instructional videos for museum educators. The museum will facilitate virtual and on-site workshops to share project findings and best practices for facilitating professional development for P-12 teachers.