Summer Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

2014 workshop information coming soon. Check out what we did last year below.

The Florida Humanities Council summer workshops offer teachers the unique opportunity to engage in an intensive exploration of a curriculum-relevant humanities topic through field trips, readings, lectures, discussions, films, and cultural experiences.  The workshops provide a collegial forum for teachers to exchange ideas and strategies with their peers and distinguished professors during a five-day program, with meals, materials, and lodging provided at no cost to participants. In-service points are awarded for all workshops through participants’ districts. Teachers will leave feeling renewed and inspired, with fresh perspectives on a humanities topic and the teaching profession.

Eligibility and Application information,  click here.

2013 Workshops

Colonial St. Augustine: Capital of East Florida

June 24 - 28, 2013

The role of St. Augustine and Florida is often overlooked in the study of US colonial history, a study that often begins with the founding of Jamestown.  Participants in this workshop explore the history and the cultures that created this fascinating colonial city. They reflect on the question of who writes history and how it is disseminated and the larger role that Spain and England played in America’s development.

Lead Scholar: Dr. James G. Cusick, Curator Special Collections, P.K. Young Library, University of Florida.

Workshop site and housing: Flagler College, St Augustine.

The Civil War in Florida

July 22 - 26, 2013

Explore the Sunshine State’s important, yet often neglected, role in the Civil War and the complexities that the competing forces of North and South, black and white, civilian and soldiers played in the development of Florida. The workshop includes visits to the Olustee Battlefield, Fort Clinch, the Kingsley Plantation, and St. Johns Bluff.

Lead Scholar: Dr. Sean Adams, Associate Professor History, University of Florida

Workshop site and housing: Hampton Inn, Historic District, Fernandina Beach

Tribal Traditions in the Modern World: The Seminole Tribe, Their Voices, and Their Stories

July 29 - August 2, 2013

For many years, the Seminole Tribe of Florida was known only for alligator wrestling, gaming, and craft sales along the highway, becoming one-dimensional figures in the minds of most Floridians and tourists. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to interact with Tribal members on their own land.   Through this interaction, an introduction to Seminole history, culture, and perspectives, participants broaden and expand their views of the Seminole people.

Lead Scholar:  Dr. Andrew Frank, Associate Professor of History, Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Workshop site and housing: TBD


For further information regarding Summer Workshops contact:

Brenda Clark
Florida Humanities Council
599 Second Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
ph 727-873-2009