Registration for the 2012 Fall Conference at the beautiful Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas is now open. Please visit the conference page for information and registration options.
|Civics education fosters engaged citizens who understand our democracy and the liberties the rule of law protects. Making sure our students receive a foundation in civics is essential to producing the next generation of responsible citizens. By using technology in creative ways, teachers can find new ways to connect with students.As part of 2011-12 State Bar President Bob Black’s public education initiative, LRE has developed the online resource, Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers, an interactive web-based project to assist Texas teachers and students in preparing for new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards in social studies. Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! focuses on the landmark court decisions middle and high school students must know to be successful. The website includes summaries of the required court cases [PDF version available for download], including discussion of the court’s decision, as well as links to other case resources, videos, and curriculum materials and strategies for teachers.Click here to vist the Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civic Resources web page.|
HATTON W. SUMNERS INSTITUTES ON THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS
The Hatton W. Sumners institutes focuses on exploration of the Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist writings, the U.S. Constitution, and the First Amendment. Sessions with scholars provide content and background. Sessions with Law-Related Education trained teacher-consultants provide practical lessons and strategies to utilize the content in classrooms. All activities are TEKS correlated with gifted/talented and advanced placement extensions. This institute is funded by a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. This Law-Related Education institute is approved for continuing education credit by the State Board for Teacher Certification (CPE #500204) and for Gifted and Talented credit, based on local district approval.
Deposit Fee: $50 (will be returned at the end of the session)
Dates and Sites for 2012
|BEING AN AMERICAN: EXPLORING THE IDEALS THAT UNITE USThis twelve-hour institute is for secondary teachers who would like to explore material which focuses on the significance of America’s founding documents and civic values, as well as the contributions of great Americans who were committed to these principles and exemplified these values. Being An American: Exploring the Ideals that Unites Us institute will focus on five areas of study: The United States Constitution, The United States Bill of Rights, America’s Civic Values, American Heroes: Past and Present and American Citizenship: A Personal Response.Deposit Fee: $50 (will be returned at the end of the session)
SITES FOR 2012
SOCIAL STUDIES TEKS UPDATE—LRE STYLE
Join us for a new Law-Related Education initiative as you prepare for 2011 school year. Our one day program will focus on key people, events, and court cases now added to the social studies TEKS K-12. Using the history, government, and citizenship strands of the new TEKS, separate breakout sessions with new innovative lessons will be conducted for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Teachers will receive all materials in electronic format and even lunch will be provided on site.
Registration Fee: $75
SITES FOR 2012
TEACHERS’ LAW SCHOOL
State Bar of Texas
The institute is sponsored by the Texas American Board of Trial Advocates, Law Focused Education, Inc. and the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education.
To download an application, click here!
2012 Choices Leadership Institute
July 9-13, 2012
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI
Competing Visions of Human Rights
More information and an application can be found at http://www.choices.edu/pd/institutes_seminars.php.
Applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2012
The Choices 2012 Summer Leadership Institute provides teachers with an opportunity to examine the concept of human rights and the challenges of enforcing human rights at an international level. Using the Choices curriculum unit, Competing Visions of Human Rights: Challenges for U.S. Policy, participants will learn from leading scholars in the fields of international law and foreign policy, explore effective instructional strategies for engaging students in the topic, and share best practices with other dedicated and innovative teachers. Time is also allocated to discuss and plan new ways to conduct educational outreach, which is a requirement of the Leadership Institute.
There is no charge for the Leadership Institute. Meals, housing, reading materials and a certificate of completion are provided. Participants pay their own round trip travel.
Applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2012.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2012 program. We are asking for your help to spread the word about this exciting leadership opportunity.
As part of the company’s lending, investing and giving to strengthen the communities we serve, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 1,600 exemplary high school juniors and seniors with a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and develops them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
A summer 2012 eight-week paid summer internship with selected nonprofit organizations designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their host organization.
A week-long all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., July 15-20, 2012. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
“A Visionary Adventure across Continents:”
The Marshall Immersion Workshop, July 23 – 27, 2012
The George C. Marshall International Center’s announces the 10th Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop, promising an exciting professional and collegial experience for high school-level American and world history teachers, and social studies supervisors. All expenses are paid, and participants receive a $200 stipend, free materials, and re-certification points.
The workshop focuses on the far-reaching impact of the European Recovery Program (ERP) commonly known as “The Marshall Plan.” The week-long program begins at Marshall’s museum home, Dodona Manor, in Leesburg, VA. Using a series of primary documents from the Truman Library and the Marshall Archives, participants will gain a better understanding of the life and remarkable legacy of Secretary of State Marshall, specifically his significant role in securing the passage of the ERP.
Through a partnership developed with the United States Department of State, participants will have the unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of learning at the department’s United States Diplomacy Center in Washington, D.C., and will have a tour of the historic diplomatic reception rooms there.
Teachers will complete the week at the Marshall Museum and Library in Lexington, Virginia. There they will study original documents, including his personal copy of the June 5 Harvard speech outlining the key concepts of the ERP, that relate to and reveal the background of some of Marshall’s most important decisions.
In addition to the planned ten participants from the United States, it is expected that six teachers from Europe (Norway, Austria, and Germany) will be participating in this year’s workshop. This will provide an opportunity for interaction through the exchange of ideas and perspectives on how the workshop materials and content might benefit their respective classroom instruction.
Persons interested in applying may use the attachment or may also simply log onto the George C. Marshall International Center website at www.georgecmarshall.org. The application deadline is May 14, 2012.
SUMMER TEACHER FELLOWSHIP
Are you looking for an exciting professional development opportunity this summer? Each year C-SPAN invites 3 teachers from across the country to join our Education department in Washington, DC to help us develop teaching materials using new and existing resources.
The application deadline for C-SPAN’s Middle and High School Fellowship is next Friday, February 10.
Each Fellow will receive an award valued at $7,000 which includes housing and travel expenses. The program takes place for four weeks during the summer at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC and is based on the selected recipients’ schedules.
For additional information on the program, please visit the Teacher Opportunitiespage on our website.
July 9–July 13, 2012 OR July 30–August 3, 2012
Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, technology, and your curricula. Attend one of our week-long institutes in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Stay connected with your newfound colleagues and Museum staff throughout the year.
Core subject teachers for grades 6-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies and English/language arts teachers.
Applications are due Monday, April 2, 2012
Registration Fee: $200 per participant
For more information and the application please visit: http://americanart.si.edu/
Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available. For more information, please contact us at AmericanArtClariceSmithInitiat
The Clarice Smith American Art Education Initiative is supported by a generous gift from The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.
AP Summer Institutes provide Advanced Placement course training to middle and high school educators who teach or are interested in teaching Pre-AP or AP courses. UT Austin is offering 30 four-day institutes over a 6 week period this summer at the Thompson Conference Center on UT’s main campus as well as holding one institute – AP Studio Art for Experienced AP Teachers – in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts in Costa Rica.
The institutes will cover specific AP and Pre-AP subjects in Science, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, English and Fine Arts as well as best practices for initiating and maintaining successful AP courses and programs. The institutes and the consultants who lead them are endorsed or approved by the College Board. There will also be UT-Austin faculty guest lecturers in some of the institutes.
Participants who attend in full and complete an AP Summer Institute at UT Austin will receive a certificate stating they have completed 30 contact hours of training in the institute subject. Please visit the UT APSI website to find out more details about the institutes and how to register.
Social Studies Offerings
All social studies courses will take place at the Thompson Conference Center. Please park in Lot 40, located on the corner of Dean Keaton and Red River. Classroom numbers will be confirmed in the building when you arrive.
Institutes designated for new teachers are for those who have never taught Pre-AP* or AP or who have less than two years experience teaching the Pre-AP or AP curriculum in the specific subject. Institutes designated for experienced teachers are for those who have two or more years experience teaching Pre-AP or AP in that particular subject.
Institutes which are not designated as new or experienced are general workshops open to both new and experienced teachers.
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK ONE: June 18 – June 22, 2012
AP Macroeconomics Combined
Lead Consultant: Mary Wolters
Pre-AP Middle School Social Studies Combined
Lead Consultant: Nancy Schaefer
AP Psychology Combined
Lead Consultant: Katherine Minter
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK TWO: June 25 – June 28, 2012
AP World History Combined
Lead Consultant: Christine Curtright Bond
AP US Government and Politics Combined
Lead Consultant: Douglas Henderson
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK FOUR: July 23 – July 26, 2012
Pre-AP High School Geography Combined
Lead Consultant: Linda Hammon
SOCIAL STUDIES WEEK FIVE: July 30 – August 2, 2012
AP US History Combined
Lead Consultant: John Irish
The Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows
We are now accepting applications for the Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows program to be held inWashington, DC from July 8 – July 13, 2012. Join up to 25 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Washington during the Civil War as you spend a day at each of these fascinating sites!
As part of our six-day, six-night program, you will:
- Walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre
- Experience the home of a southern sympathizer at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
- Immerse yourself in Lincoln’s ideas at President Lincoln’s Cottage
- Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Come away from your week in Washington familiar with: an array of virtual tours, the oratory skills to get your students on their feet performing speeches by Lincoln and Douglass; comfortable taking students on content-driven experiential learning adventures; and excited about using classroom drama to help historic characters come alive!
- $600 registration fee includes six nights of a shared room at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel and air transportation on American Airlines
- $1000 registration fee includes single room and air transportation
- All Fellows are eligible to obtain 3 graduate credit hours through Trinity Washington University for an additional fee of $375
To apply see the attached application or visit:
Applications are due by March 30, 2012
Education Programs Manager
Ford’s Theatre Society
514 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004