Teacher Workshops

A primary goal of the ALPLM Education Department is to help teachers teach. To that end, teacher workshops are an important component of Education Department programming. Workshops are designed for educators in most subjects and in all grade levels unless otherwise indicated. Under our "Teaching Teachers" initiative, the ALPLM is committed to providing educators with strong content-based programs on topics such as Lincoln, the Civil War, African-American History and Illinois History to name a few. These intense "history lessons" will assist educators in developing a solid background on unfamiliar topics or in mastering a discipline they already know and love. In addition, the Education Department's hands-on classroom application programs will provide ideas and methods for teaching historical content across the curriculum using digital resources, primary documents and material culture.

Fall Teacher Professional Development Workshop


September 15, 2018: Teaching The Illinois Chronicles: An Illinois Bicentennial Workshop

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library


3 CPDU credits will be provided for all participating teachers.

Registration required. Click here to register.

Discover Illinois history through this hands-on workshop highlighting The Illinois Chronicles and The Illinois Chronicles Educator's Guide. Try out hands-on activities that you can lead in your classroom focusing on Illinois history in the fields of politics, medical advances, and invention and innovation. Led by Genevieve Kaplan, ALPLM Director of Education, and Katie Elvidge, ISBE Social Science Content Specialist, this workshop will help elementary, middle, and high school teachers incorporate Illinois history into their classroom through games, activities, and experiments.
This workshop is a joint program between the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Illinois State Board of Education, and Illinois Classrooms in Action.

Teacher In-Services

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! We will work with district personnel, other partners, and evaluators to assess needs and develop workshops at the ALPLM or at your school. Contact Genevieve Kaplan at Genevieve.Kaplan@illinois.gov or phone 217-558-8935 for more information.