Workshop FAQ

Workshop FAQ


Applications were due March 2, 2023. The application period is now closed. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance, waitlist, or non-acceptance status by email on or before April 3, 2023. Be sure to check spam. Upon offer, Applicants must confirm or deny offers by April 14, 2023. We will extend offers to any waitlist applicants on an as-needed basis on April 15, 2023. 

Who can apply?

Landmarks programs are designed for a national audience of full- or part-time K-12 educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, or as homeschooling educators. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel— such as, but not limited to, administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum supervisors—are also eligible to participate. At least three spaces per workshop session or six spaces total for the entire program must be reserved for teachers who are new to the profession (five or fewer years of teaching experience). Participants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. U.S. citizens teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions are also eligible to participate. Foreign nationals teaching abroad are not eligible to participate.

Individuals may not apply to participate in a Landmarks workshop whose director is a family member, who is affiliated with the same institution, who has served as an instructor or academic advisor to the applicant, or who has led a previous NEH-funded Institute or Landmarks program attended by the applicant.

Participants may not be delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g. taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees). Individuals may not apply to participate in a Landmarks workshop if they have been debarred or suspended by any federal department or agency. 


Who are the Workshop Staff?

Information on our faculty and staff may be found here.


Where can I park near the University?

We will get this information as the time gets closer.


How do I get accommodations for my disability?

Just ask.


What will our daily class schedule be like?

A final agenda will be provided closer to the workshop. Days will start at approximately 9am and end by 4 or 5pm. There will be free time in evenings and other times during the day. There will be lectures, panels, groups and small group discussions, site visits and socializing time.


Will I need to bring a lunch every day or will it be provided?

Please consult the schedule as we get closer to the workshop.


How will we get to the site visits?

A fair amount of moving from point to point will be involved during our field trips. If you need accommodations please advise so we can make all needed arrangements.


What sort of assignments and homework will we be asked to do before and during the workshop?

Readings and some things to view (watch) will be assigned prior to the workshop. There may be additional readings and viewings assigned during the workshop.

Participants will do a group project that will be presented at the end of the Workshop. This will be focused on how to bring content from the week into the classroom. Finished projects will be posted on the workshop website.


Will I get continuing education credit for attending the Workshop?

Prior to leaving the workshop, we'll be asking you to give us contact information for the administrator at your institution who should receive notification of your participation and the number of hours we calculate you spent in the classroom. All participants will receive a letter from NEH at the close of the Workshop stating these credit hours. This letter should be sufficient to prove continuing education equivalency; however, if you require further certification, please let us know.


What do I do if I have questions that don't appear on this list?

Please contact us at

Can I select which week of the workshop I wish to attend?

Yes, you can let us know which week you would prefer to attend. Please let us know if you are available for either week despite your preference.


What should I bring with me?

You can expect the weather to be very warm. DC has very high humidity in the summer. Dress for the workshop is business casual. Bring a sweater as rooms might be chilly.


You should bring rain gear (umbrella, raincoat) in case of inclement weather. Bring comfortable walking shoes for the field trips. You will need pens, paper, and other classroom implements.


How do I arrange to have a roommate?

If you are interested in finding a roommate to share a room with or to connect with other interested potential participants, please use the social media site that we will provide after selection.


Can I bring my family/ friends and pets?

You are neither encouraged nor discouraged to bring family/ friends or pets with you. However, they will not be permitted to attend the workshop nor to accompany you on any field trips except for service animals.


Where can I workout?

The weather will be quite warm in July, so there will be lots of opportunities for walking or running outside. Be mindful of the air quality before exercising outside. 

Gold’s Gym is located close to the hotel and UDC. For those who are not already members, a free day pass is available. A number of yoga studios are either a short walk, metro or Uber ride away.


What if I get sick?

There are a number of Urgent Care offices near UDC and the two suggested hotels. The closest hospital emergency room is Sibley Memorial Hospital 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Both of these urgent cares are within 1 mile of UDC:

George Washington Urgent Care Cleveland Park is at at 2902 Porter St, NW 202-525-5287

All Care Family Urgent Care at 3500 Wisconsin Ave Nw, (202) 919-6471


How do I get around if I don't have a car?

Transportation for field trips will be via either public transportation or chartered bus.

For non-Workshop related trips, consider the DC Metro. The website has a useful Trip Planner feature. Station Managers are also helpful resources to help you find out how to get around.

Uber and Lyft are also available as well as DC taxi cabs. Be aware of surge rates for Uber and Lyft during peak times.


How much time will there be for seeing the sights?

Part of the workshop will include seeing iconic DC sights. Depending on your own energy and interest level there will be time for independent sightseeing.


What else is there to do while I'm in DC?

The answer really is what CAN’T you do while in DC. The list is endless. From theatre to music to strolls along the National Mall - it is endless. If we can help you with recommendations from real Washingtonians we will!