Teacher Professional Development

Green-Wood is now offering professional learning opportunities for teachers looking to add unconventional, awe-inspiring content to their curricula. Taught by expert Green-Wood staff and visiting scholars, artists, and other professionals, our programs give teachers insider access to Green-Wood while offering them practical tools and materials to take home. After our programs, teachers will be prepared to teach in new ways and share Green-Wood with their students like never before. 

The Green-Wood Historic Fund is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit. K-12th grade NYS educators may earn CTLE credit at our professional development events. See listings for CTLE details.

Special offer for 2022-23 academic year: All teachers who participate in a Green-Wood PD will earn 10% off a Green-Wood guided field trip for their class.

lgbtq trolley tour

LGBTQ+ Green-Wood Teacher Tour

  • Wednesday, October 5th, 4pm to 6pm
  • Location: Meet by the Gothic Arch at Green-Wood’s Main Entrance (500 25th St. at Fifth Ave.)
  • Format: 90-minute trolley tour followed by 30-minute indoor workshop.
  • Cost: $25 per ticket

Explore the monuments and lives of Green-Wood’s “permanent residents” who were, or would today be considered to be, part of the LGBTQ+ community. Evaluate evidence of what scholar Margaret Middleton calls “queer possibility” in historical eras when such identities were often not publicly accepted or acknowledged. Explore ways to incorporate these histories into your curriculum through primary sources and gravestone study.

Before Purchasing Your Ticket, Please Note:

  • This event is for teachers and other related school staff only. If you are not a teacher or school staff, please do not sign up.
  • COVID-19 Policy: Attendees MUST wear a face covering at all times on the trolley or in a Green-Wood building regardless of vaccine status, and follow instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There are no paper or e-tickets! Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where To Go: Check-in takes place at the Gothic Arch near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).
  • For Your Safety: This tour includes climbing stairs and walking on grassy and uneven terrain. We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear.
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  • Refunds and exchanges: Ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the tour is canceled.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: We monitor the weather throughout the day for the best chance of proceeding with the tour, and will not make a final decision until at least 3 hours before the start of the tour. Cancellations will be announced via Eventbrite email blasts, so check your email and spam folders.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call 718-210-3060 or email education@green-wood.com.

Spiritualists and Suffragists Teacher Tour

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 4pm to 6pm
  • Location: Meet by the Gothic Arch at Green-Wood’s Main Entrance (500 25th St. at Fifth Ave.)
  • Format: two-hour trolley tour.
  • Cost: $25 per ticket

Teachers know that a lesson lands when it has a strong hook. In this workshop, middle and high school social studies and history teachers will learn how to hook students on the post-Civil-War Women’s Rights Movement with a deep dive into spiritualists interred at Green-Wood. We’ll explore how spiritualists not only sought to help the living to commune with their dearly departed, but how they also had a hand in the fight for women’s suffrage and more. This program is adapted for a teacher audience from the  popular trolley tour led by Green-Wood educator and founder of Boroughs of the Dead, Andrea Janes. Teachers will gain new materials to connect themes of women in Victorian America together in intriguing ways. 

Before Purchasing Your Ticket, Please Note:

  • This event is for teachers and other related school staff only. If you are not a teacher or school staff, please do not sign up.
  • COVID-19 Policy: Attendees MUST wear a face covering at all times on the trolley or in a Green-Wood building regardless of vaccine status, and follow instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There are no paper or e-tickets! Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where To Go: Check-in takes place at the Gothic Arch near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).
  • For Your Safety: This tour includes climbing stairs and walking on grassy and uneven terrain. We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear.
  •  
  • Refunds and exchanges: Ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the tour is canceled.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: We monitor the weather throughout the day for the best chance of proceeding with the tour, and will not make a final decision until at least 3 hours before the start of the tour. Cancellations will be announced via Eventbrite email blasts, so check your email and spam folders.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call 718-210-3060 or email education@green-wood.com.