Moton Museum Teacher Institute (MMTI)

moton teacher institute

Are you a classroom teacher that wants additional support to teach about the Civil Rights Era? Participate in the 2023 Moton Museum Teacher Institute!

Dates: July 27th-July 28th at the Moton Museum

The RR Moton Museum is offering a hybrid session: two mandatory onsite days with two weeks to complete the online Canvas portion. The course is based on the Moton Museum’s permanent exhibition, ‘Moton School Story: Children of Courage.’ Teachers will engage with recorded lectures, review Civil Rights, Massive Resistance, and Desegregation histories. The class will cover Moton Museum history along with providing primary source analysis tools and research techniques.

Learning Objectives:

-Incorporate the Moton School Story into their classrooms
-Learn new primary source analysis techniques by utilizing Moton Museum graphic organizers.
-Examine and apply pedagogical tools for historical critical thinking about the Civil Rights Movement.
-Evaluate Moton Museum educational programming.

MMTI Guest Facilitators: 

  • Cainan Townsend, Managing Director, Moton Museum
  • Jamie Krogh, Archivist, Longwood University
  • Dr. Larissa Smith, Moton Resident Scholar & Professor of History, Longwood University
  • Dr. J. Michael Utzinger, Moton Resident Scholar & Elliott Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College
  • Jonathan Page, Director of Multicultural Affairs & Title VI Coordinator, Longwood University
  • Breanna Doll, Chief Ranger, Twins Lake State Park Visitor Experience
  • Jolie Davis, Ranger, Twins lake State Park
  • Joe Schmidt, Joe Schmidt Social Studies LLC, NCSS Board of Directors, iCivics National Educator Network
  • Nichelle Pinkney, K-12 Curriculum Director, Classroom Teacher, Consultant

For More Information Contact:

Leah Brown
Associate Director for Education & Collections
[email protected]
434.315.8775 (ext. 2)

Registration opens April 17th

Course Dates July 27-28:

Admission for the course is rolling, but there are only 20 spots available.

You must attend both onsite days to be able to participate in MMTI 2023. Certificates of completion with suggested recertification points will be awarded upon course completion. The online portion of the course will use the Canvas learning platform. Details for this along with other educational materials will be provided upon registration for the course.


Sponsored by funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

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