Professional Development Courses

June 26-30, 2017

Take one day to enrich your students’ learning all year long!

Professional Development Workshops are designed to provide educators with new insights into creating more engaging and stimulating lesson plans for their students. Each day-long session will focus on essential background and activities that teachers can take back to the classroom.

Register online by selecting a workshop below.

June 26, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Analyze the rationale for European exploration and the outcome of their voyages and discoveries on the Old World and the New.

Current History & Social Science SOLs: 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, VS.1, USI.1, USI.4, USI.5, WHI.1,WHI.5, WHI.8, WHI.10, WHI.12, WHI.13, WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.4, WHII.5, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3

2015 History & Social Science SOLs: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 2.9, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, USI.1, USI.4 (a), WG.1,WG.3, WG.4, WG.5, WHI.1, WHI.5, WHI.9, WHI.12, WHII.1, WHII.2 , WHII.4

Points Earned: 5

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June 27, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Investigate the impact of slavery on American society from its earliest beginnings through the ratification of the 13th amendment in 1865.

Current History & Social Science SOLs: 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.8, 3.12, VS.1, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.4, USI.5(c), USI.8(c), USI.9(d), USI.9(e), USI.9(f), USII.1, USII.5, WHI.10, WHII.4, WHII.5, WHII.8, WG.1, VUS. 1, VUS.2, VUS.3, CE.1

2015 History & Social Science SOLs: 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, VS.3(e), VS.4(a), VS.5(b), VS.7, USI.1, USI.4(c), USI.5(d), WG.1, WG.3, WG.6, WHI.1, WHII.1, WHII.4, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3

Points Earned: 5

Registration has ended.

June 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Explore the crucial role of the US Navy in two major American Conflicts: the Civil War and World War II. Using a range of primary sources, we will delve into the experiences of individual sailors and piece together major events from two turbulent periods in American history.

Current History & Social Science SOLs: VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9, USII.3, VUS.1, VUS.7, CE.1

2015 History & Social Science SOLs: VS.1, VS.7, VS.10, USI.1, USI.2(d), USI.8, USI.9(a-d), USII.1, USII.3, USII.7,CE.1, WHII.9(b), WHII.11(a), WHII.11(c), VUS.1, VUS.6(e), VUS.7(a), VUS.8(a), VUS.8(b)

Points Earned: 5

Registration has ended.

June 29, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Learn how to bring history to life for your students through the examination of primary sources. Using eyewitness accounts, political cartoons, photographs, newspapers, music, and more, we will create varying perspectives on key events in American and World History.

Current History & Social Science SOLs: 2.2, 2.4, 3.3, VS.1, VS.2, VS.3, VS.7, USI.3, USI.5, USI.7, USI.9, USII.1, USII3, USII.4, WHI 1.1, WG. 4

2015 History & Social Science SOLs: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.13, 2.1, 2.3, 2.7, VS.1, VS.2(g), VS.3, VS.7, VS.9, USI.1, USI.2(d), USI.5, USI.8, USI.9, USII.1, USII.3, USII.6, USII.7, WG.2, WG.3, WG.6, WHI.1, WHI.13, WHII.1, WHII.9,WHII.10, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3, VUS.4, VUS.6, VUS.7, VUS.11, VUS.13, VUS.14

Points Earned: 5

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June 30, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We will examine the resources of the Chesapeake Bay, from the years before early European settlement to today. By exploring the changes in the Bay over time, we will discover the factors that have contributed to its decline. The professional development concludes with a discussion of current issues and the hopeful changes that can be made to mitigate them.

Science SOLs: 4.5(c), 4.5(f), 4.9, 5.7(g), 6.2(b), 6.2(c), 6.2(d), 6.5(d), 6.5(e), 6.5(,f), 6.6(d), 6.7, 6.9(a), 6.9(b), LS.9(b), LS.11(d), LS.11(e), ES.8(f), ES.10(e), BIO.8(b), BIO.8(e)

Points Earned: 5

Registration has ended.

Teacher Professional Development Workshops
Sponsored by


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“At STIHL Inc. we know that value of education to our workforce and our community. The quality of education here in Hampton Roads was one of the reasons STIHL chose Virginia Beach as the location for its American manufacturing facility, and we are pleased to be supporting the Mariners’ Museum Teacher Professional Development program and the teachers taking part in it.”
– Nick Jiannas, Vice President Sales and Marketing


Only $55 per workshop per day.

Individual Scholarships are available on a first come, serve basis.

Price includes workshop, teaching materials, and lunch.
Discounts given when registering for four or five workshops.
For larger groups, call and ask about our school district discounts.

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Jane Jones
(757) 591-7745