Montréal and Québec City

Québec Dimensions Summer Teachers Institute

June 23-28, 2019

(conducted in English)


Application Process


Rolling registrations until full through May 15th.


Explore and experience history, geography, and culture in Montréal during Quebec's national holiday and in Québec City.

The Quebec Dimensions Summer 2019 Institute will offer professional development for six days divided between Montréal, one of the largest French speaking cities in the world and Québec City, the province’s capital. The Institute begins and ends in Montréal, June 23-28, 2019.  (Institute content will be delivered in English)

Eligibility: Open invitation for U.S. educators from all disciplines, Pre-K to Grade 12  in-service teachers and Community College faculty, and pre-service teachers.
Description: “Québec Dimensions” is a unique professional development opportunity providing participants with foundations in history and geography plus contemporary cultural insights through first-hand experience.  The content is taught by academic specialists and is designed to support educators of:  Canadian Studies, World History, Comparative Cultures, AP History, IB History of the Americas, North American Geography, & all levels of French language curriculum.
Registration: US$699 covers transportation during the Institute, lecturer fees, admission to educational sites, curriculum materials, double-occupancy at four star hotels, and some meals.  Participants will earn a 40-hour clock hour certificate. For an additional fee and a final project, 1 graduate credit may be obtained.
Testimonials: “I recommend this Institute to my colleagues”;  “The Institute is extremely well organized and rich in resources for teachers.  I came away with dozens of ideas of how I will include information about Quebec in my classes”; “Well organized, committed leaders…speakers were interesting and relevant”
Transportation: Participants are responsible to provide their own transportation to and from Montréal, with arrival ideally to be scheduled prior to 2:00pm on Sunday June 23rd.  The program will officially conclude at noon Friday, June 28th.  Transportation is provided for program activities scheduled throughout the Institute.
Organization: Québec Dimensions is organized by the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada – a consortium including the Canadian-American Center, University of Maine and the Center for the Study of Canada / Institute on Québec Studies since the 1980s, which has provided training to thousands of educators who teach about Québec and Canada.  This Institute is produced with support from the U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education, Title VI program.

For more information:  Betsy Arntzen at 207.581.4225 / with any questions


Selected Scholars and Site Visits planned

The Institute schedule will include lectures by scholars in the mornings, followed by walking tours and site visits in the afternoons.  The lectures and site visits will contribute to participants investigating several questions: compelling questions (C3) or geo-inquiry questions (National Geographic), or document-based questions (DBQ).
Two of the many scholars include:
  • Dr. Matthew Hatvany, Professor of Geography
  • Dr. Sylvie Beaudreau, Professor of History
  • Dr. Christopher Kirkey, Professor of Political Science 
  • Dr. Andrew Holman, Professor of Canadian History
The site visits include: