Teaching Lorain Institute

The Teaching Lorain Institute is a professional development program for any K – 12 educator interested in connecting his or her students to Lorain’s history, public policy, economics, and youth engagement. Participants learn from area leaders and experts, engage in various activities focused on pedagogy, visit interesting sites around Lorain and develop classroom-ready curricula for immediate use.

Mission Statement

Lorain’s shared future depends on developing and maintaining a strong “love of place” in teachers and students who work and/or live in the City. Teaching Lorain* is a professional development program for teachers and other school personnel that is designed to educate and engage them in the rich history and tradition of the City of Lorain.

*Teaching Lorain is modeled after the already successful program Teaching Cleveland, a nonprofit (teachcle.org) which aims to build informed and engaged Clevelanders who are positively changing our region.

Fall Faculty Happy Hour was a success!

Thanks to all of the area teachers that joined us to explore local content with Lorain’s own community experts!

The History of Ethnicity, Race, and Equity in Lorain

This year Teaching Lorain Institute is an exploration of the history of ethnicity, race, and equity in Lorain. The program focuses on the immigrant and migrant groups who came to Lorain through the 20th century, the changing ethnic and economic landscape brought on by industry, federal housing policies, and the challenges of creating and maintaining equity.  

The History of Ethnicity, Race, and Equity in Lorain will begin on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 9:00 – 3:00 and will continue with three Thursday evening sessions from 4:00 – 6:00 on February 9, 2023; March 9, 2023; and April 13, 2023. 

For more information or to register for the Teaching Lorain Institute, contact:

Barb Piscopo, Executive Director
Lorain Historical Society
440-245-2563 • [email protected]

This program is made possible by a grant from the Nordson Corporation

and with the support of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce