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Professional Development Programs

The Chicago Metro History Fair provides professional development opportunities to support teachers offering historical inquiry projects. From offerings in History Fair methods workshops to research experiences and scholar-based sessions, History Fair p.d. enriches teacher practice and builds content knowledge.


In a one-day intensive workshop, staff leads teachers through the process of teaching and doing History Fair. Expect a blend of presentation and experiential learning. Leave ready to plan your first History Fair year or confidently join the History Fair at your school. All sessions will be held at the Chicago History Museum.

Select August 9, or August 29.


  • Website Tutorial for History Fair Teachers who plan to offer the website category to their students are required to review the tutorial and take the certification test before allowing students to build websites.
  • National History Day offers numerous online courses which can be taken for graduate credit or audited.
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