Teacher Training and Institutes

From one day to two weeks, Local Learning hosts and publicizes teacher training workshops that are relevant, useful, and fun. Contact us to customize your own initiative.


National Teacher Institutes List (2017) Local Learning advocates for inclusion of folk and traditional arts and culture in the nation’s education. Find 2017 summer training opportunities for K-12 educators in folk arts, folklife, and oral history in the link below.  Many are open to educators nationwide; others are for local participants.

2017 Teacher Institute List


VV1Local Learning @ Vermilionville Folklife Education Initiative  Since 2012 Local Learning has collaborated with Vermilionvile in Lafayette, LA, to lead annual professional development institutes and support quarterly workshops, classroom residencies, and resource development at this folklife center and museum.



workshopflyerLocal Learning Annual Workshop at the American Folklore Society
Local Learning staff work closely with local hosts to create interactive opportunities for folklorists and local educators to learn together during the annual American Folklore Society meetings held throughout the nation. Please Contact Us to learn more about these workshops and how to become involved. Next meetings will be in Minneapolis, MN (Oct 2017) and Buffalo, NY (Oct 2018).