"This institute was, by far, the best I have ever attended in all my years of teaching.” — Boston Public School teacher

The Department of Education and Public Programs of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum provides professional development opportunities for elementary and secondary school educators. These offerings range from day-long conferences to two-week institutes and take place throughout the year. Programs combine opportunities to interact with leaders in the fields of history, public affairs, and politics with creative teaching tools and primary source materials.

Ernest Hemingway - Between Two Wars

Ernest Hemingway - Between Two Wars Workshop

May 14, 2016

This special workshop for English teachers is organized in conjunction with the opening of our new exhibit, Ernest Hemingway - Between Two Wars. The half-day workshop will include a tour of the new exhibit, a Q&A with our curator, a hands-on workshop on Hemingway's writing process, and more.

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American Studies Summer Institute

American Studies Summer Institute

July 11-22, 2016

This year’s program will focus on the origins and meanings of contemporary rifts in the US polity. For more than two centuries, Americans have sought to reconcile the civic ideal of E Pluribus Unum—out of many, one—with challenges to national unity posed by an increasingly pluralistic society.

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To Light the World: Stories of Hope and Courage for Challenging Times

Resources from To Light the World

April 3, 2014

On April 3, 2014, over 120 educators and school librarians attended the conference To Light the World: Stories of Hope and Courage for Challenging Times. Mary Ann Cappiello moderated an author's panel featuring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Walter Dean Myers, and Doreen Rappaport.

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Crossing Borders

Resources from Crossing Borders Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site presented Crossing Borders - Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories, a conference for teachers of grades 3-8 and school librarians. More than 100 people gathered at the Library for discussions on how to deepen students’ understanding of peoples and cultures around the world.

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