Professional Development Custom Teacher Workshops


Let us customize a professional development workshop to meet the needs of your group! Connecticut Historical Society’s professional development workshops provide teachers with practical information, materials, and classroom strategies for integrating hands-on, inquiry-based social studies teaching in their schools. Professional development activities take advantage of our exhibitions, knowledgeable staff, and extensive collections and focus on the skills outlined in the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Framework and Common Core State Standards. Workshops are available on a variety of historical topics and themes for teachers at all grade levels.

 Exact fees are determined based on the staff time necessary for research, preparation, and conducting the workshop; size of teacher group; and other considerations, such as the number of rooms/spaces needed. Fees do not include catering services, although staff may be able to assist with setting up catering for your event at the CHS.

“This workshop was really geared towards what I can use in my classroom. My students will really enjoy this (me too!).
—8th grade teacher, Groton

The sample fees below are based on a group size of up to 50 teachers. For groups significantly smaller or larger than 50, please contact Rebecca Gavin, Director of Education, at 860-236-5621 ext. 233 or

Description of ServicesFee
2 hour workshop at CHS plus admission to the galleries$15 per teacher, minimum of $250
Half-day workshop at CHS (3-3 ½ hours) $20 per teacher,
minimum of $400
Half-day workshop at CHS (3-3 ½ hours)
plus use of CHS space for second half of the day
(includes free admission to the galleries for participants)
$1,000 ($25 per teacher)
Half-day workshop offsite (3-3 ½ hours)$300 plus travel
Full-day workshop at CHS $1,000
Full-day workshop offsite$1,000 plus travel
“Dine & Discuss” Evening (3-3 ½ hours self-led program
at CHS, with 45-minute CHS-led mini-workshop or tour)

Programs can take place at your school or at the Connecticut Historical Society. Program lengths and pricing varies. For more information, please contact or (860) 236-5621 x232.

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