2023 Seminars and Workshops

We are now accepting applications for our 2023 teacher seminars and workshops. Please select a seminar or workshop below to learn more about the course and apply.

The first round of acceptance notifications will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis. Please direct questions to grad@ffvf.org.

Unique Opportunities & Scholarships for All

All teachers who apply to a Freedoms Foundation seminar are eligible for full scholarships. 

We know the powerful difference access to this experience makes in the life of a teacher and, in turn, the lives and experiences of their students.

This unprecedented opportunity is made possible because of our generous donors and partners. Because of our donors, our scholarship program removes the financial barriers of access to continuing education.

Seminar applications were opened to JCL members on November 21, 2022.

Seminar applications were opened to the public on December 1, 2022.

The first round of acceptance notifications will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis.

Headshot of Joshua Chamberlain from the Library of Congress

Joshua Chamberlain League

League membership offers members benefits, including exclusive registration and archive access.

What teachers are saying about our program

“After a school year like no other, it was amazing to be invigorated with new ways to engage my students in historical context.”

– Kevin

“I was amazed by the excellent quality of speakers and extremely well-run program. This was one of the strongest professional development seminars I have attended. I cannot wait to bring my newfound knowledge to my students.”

– Mandy

“After a year of uncertainty, it was nice to be back around educators who share a love of history like I do. I made new friends, saw new places, and I am forever thankful for that.”

– Thomas

“The seminar was an extremely rewarding experience. The information that was taught and shared helped me further my own knowledge and education, and it also helped me come up with pedagogical material to use in my U.S. government classes.”

– Tabitha

“The seminar helped renew my energy and drive. I look forward to using the resources I obtained and introducing over 600 students to the lessons provided.”

– Melaney

FAQ

Cost

How much does it cost?

Individual teacher seminars start at $1,500, and the traveling workshop starts at $1,650. A majority of teachers qualify for financial assistance through scholarships and travel stipends. Freedoms Foundation can assist you in identifying the sponsorships available. Contact us today.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes! Check out our cancellation & refund policy for more information.

Campus

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Freedoms Foundation’s campus has three dormitory buildings. Rooms can sleep two, three, four, or five teachers, and all rooms have either a private bathroom or a jack & jill bathroom. Bedding, pillows, and towels are included.

Can the building accommodate my needs?

We have rooms that can accommodate various needs. Our tour buses have handicap and wheelchair entrances. Some historical sites may not be ADA accessible.

General

What types of seminars are available?

Freedoms Foundation offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of the modern educator. Seminars at the Valley Forge campus focus on compelling subjects such as Constitutional History, Frederick Douglass, American Revolution South, the Cold War, Women in American History, and Abraham Lincoln.

Are courses accredited?

Yes, Freedoms Foundations courses are accredited.

When do applications open?

Applications will open to Joshua Chamberlain League members on November 21, 2022 and to the public on December 1, 2022.

When will I receive notification of my acceptance?

The first round of acceptance notifications will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis. Please direct questions to grad@ffvf.org.

Does FFVF have wifi?

We offer free wifi to our program attendees.

How much is physical activity involved?

There is a moderate amount of walking on our campus and at historic sites.

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