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Teacher institutes are intensive, focused, learning experience for teachers offered over a period of consecutive days or weeks.

This leaflet provides guidelines for planning a summer teacher institute at state and local history organizations.

Using the East Tennessee Historical Society as a model, Lisa N. Oakley provides step-by-step instructions for designing a summer institute, including a comprehensive list of questions to ask when planning a program.

Oakley explains what to consider when answering these questions and provides insights for creating the best experience possible. She also includes a brief overview of implementation tools and suggestions.

Technical Leaflet #230 (2005)