Teacher Workshops

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Teachers can explore and share a variety of ideas and techniques in ranger-led professional development workshops.

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We offer a variety of workshops encompassing many interests and grade levels. History is our focus and components from multiple disciplines are frequently utilized from many curriculum areas. These workshops are hands-on learning experiences that involve using Independence National Historical Park as a classroom. It is a classroom where there is much to learn, to teach, and to encounter.
 

Upcoming Programs and Events

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Quest for the Liberty Bell
Time: 9:30am - 1pm
Cost: $25

Educators will learn the rich history of this symbol and how to use the Liberty Bell in their classrooms. In addition, educators will get the opportunity to tour the tower of Independence Hall where the Liberty Bell formerly hung. Teachers attending this workshop must be able to climb very steep steps.

To register contact Education Program Manager Jeffrey Collins by email.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Quest for the Liberty Bell
Time: 9:30am - 1pm
Cost: $25

Educators will learn the rich history of this symbol and how to use the Liberty Bell in their classrooms. In addition, educators will get the opportunity to tour the tower of Independence Hall where the Liberty Bell formerly hung. Teachers attending this workshop must be able to climb very steep steps.

To register contact Education Program Manager Jeffrey Collins by email.

 

Summer Teachers Institute: Philadelphia Campaign in the Headlines

Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Cost: $100
Location: Brandywine, Paoli, Germantown, Valley Forge, and Philadelphia. Transportation provided each day from Valley Forge.

Using a variety of primary source materials as well as place-based learning, participants will explore the 1777-1778 Campaign around Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Campaign was a pivotal turning point in the American Revolution and is easily explored today in the historic areas surrounding Philadelphia. This professional development workshop will provide teachers with primary source materials, instructional strategies, and history content to enrich teaching the American Revolution.

For more information and an application, download the flier.

To register contact Education Program Manager Jeffrey Collins by email.

 

Programs for School Districts
The Independence Park Institute offers full and half day guided programs for groups of teachers. Two sample agenda are offered here, but we can easily design a custom tour to suit your curriculum and travel plans.

IPI Professional Development Programs (3.5 hours)

IPI Professional Development Programs (7 hours)

For additional information about professional development opportunities please contact us via e-mail or call us at 215-597-2760

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 5pm. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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