Archives Education Institute

Oct 24, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM



Cost Free

Event Contact Cristina Fontánez | Email


The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is a free program designed to introduce primary sources to K-12 teachers as viable and practical resources for classroom instruction while helping archivists and special collections professionals identify ways to connect these materials with Common Core and state requirements. Primary source materials are drawn from the rich collections of NYC metropolitan area archives, museums, and libraries.

During the 2020 virtual AEI, K-12 educators will be guided through freely-accessible online primary sources and teaching tools while getting a chance to engage in small-group discussions on how these primary sources may be used to create lesson plans in accordance with Common Core criteria. At the end of the AEI, each teacher will receive a digital resource pack of primary sources to use in the classroom and a certificate to redeem for continuing education hours.

This year’s AEI will highlight digital resources that aid in remote teaching and learning. Educators will have the opportunity to learn about online resources available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the National Archives, NYC Municipal Archives, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Apollo Digital Archives.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Advanced registration is required. Zoom link will be provided via email to registered attendees. Education students and homeschooling educators are welcome to register.

For more information contact Cristina Fontánez, the Director of the ART Outreach Committee, at

Staff will be available to help with technical difficulties over Zoom. Unfortunately live captioning will not be available.