ALWAYS LEARNING…Cheyenne Elementary School teacher Jonni Patrick stands near a replica of the Susan Constant, one of three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607. Patrick was one of 27 teachers selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute this summer. The teachers visited Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and the Jamestown English settlement during their weeklong institute. (Photo provided)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty- seven Oklahoma teachers walked in the footsteps of America’s patriots and British colonists during the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Early American History, held recently in the restored capital city of 18th-century Virginia. This marks the 24th year that the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has coordinated Oklahoma’s participation in the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Oklahoma is second in the nation, following California, in the number of teacher institute participants, with more than 800 graduates.

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