Summer Educator Institutes

2019 Summer Institutes: Separation of Powers

Session One: July 7-12, 2019
Session Two: July 14-19, 2019

Join teachers from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for a weeklong teacher institute at the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia in July 2019.

During the Institute educators work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern understandings of Separation of Powers through interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.  With master teachers and the education teams from the NCC and the Jack Miller Center, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to their students. 

The Institute capitalizes on the NCC’s wealth of historical, constitutional, and cultural resources to demonstrate the ways Separations of Powers have defined and continue to define America’s constitutional identity.  Educators will leave with new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy.

Additional Information: 

  • There is no fee to attend the Institute; but a successful application is required.  Applications are being accepted through Friday, December 7, 2018.
  • Funding is available to cover a significant portion of lodging and travel expenses.  Reading materials, teaching resources, and two dinners are included.  Light refreshments will also be provided throughout the week.
  • Each weeklong Institute includes documentation to report 30 hours of professional development.
  • The program begins Sunday evening and ends Friday afternoon of each Institute week.  The schedule includes activities and events offering institute participants opportunities to explore Philadelphia’s history and culture.

Find more information about the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute here.

Apply for the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute here.


In partnership with the Jack Miller Center.

The Summer Teacher Institutes are made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.


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