Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
(Museum is located next to Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the intersection of President and Pratt Streets.)

Main Classroom: Board Room
Break-out sessions: Distance Learning Room

Course Requirements

  • To conserve resources, the BQN Summer Teacherís Institute will be paperless. Course materials will be provided on USB flash drives the first day of the Institute. WIFI Internet will be provided. There will be no provisions to print materials onsite.
  • Teachers need to bring a laptop computer or tablet with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat (Click here to download the latest free version of Adobe Acrobat.). Ability to view websites, including embedded and YouTube videos, will be helpful.
  • Participants are required to attend all BQN workshop sessions and engage fully in the work of the project.
  • During the hours of the Summer Teacherís Institute, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or any other professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project.


Continental breakfast will be provided. Dinner will be provided Monday evening for scholars who stay for the evening program. Lunch will be provided on Wednesday. On other days, teachers will be responsible for their own lunch. We recommend the Reginald Lewis Museumís cafť, which serves terrific soul food. There are also several nearby eateries within a two - three block radius. †


$7.00 validated parking is available directly across the street at the Old Bay PMI Garage†at 815 E. Pratt Street (on the corner of Pratt and President Streets). Bring your ticket to the museumís front information desk to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.


A taxable stipend of $1,750 will be distributed via payment schedule upon completion of the BQN Summer Teacherís Institute and Teach- In program assignments.

Teachers who complete the Institute and Warm-Up Activity will receive an initial stipend payment.

During the school year, participants who complete the monthly Teach-Ins (October 2015 to February 2016), and submit their evaluations, will receive monthly stipends.