|HATTON W. SUMNERS INSTITUTES ON THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTSSECONDARY TEACHERS (6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES)
101: This five day, forty hour training begins with an in-depth study of the Declaration of Independence. Participants will then be taken by constitutional scholars through the ancient and European origins of the United States, followed by the American origins. The training will continue with a famous Federalist debating a famous Anti-Federalist over whether the New York State convention should vote to ratify the Constitution in 1788. Then attending teachers will be taken on a walk through the seven articles of the Constitution. The remainder of the time will be spent studying the First Amendment and special American History and government topics. The agenda is divided into blocks of time spent with scholars, followed by breakout sessions where activities are demonstrated on the curriculum covered in the scholar sessions and the latest curriculum requirements. The State Board for Educator Certification approves the institute for continuing education credit for teacher certification. At least six hours are devoted to gifted and talented/advanced placement lessons in breakout sessions.
201: This three day, eighteen hour training is available to those teachers who have completed the 101 session. Due Process, Equality, Elections, Voting, and Federalism amendments will be the topic of discussion.
301: This one day, seven hour update session is available to those teachers who have previously attended both 101 and 201. Participants will spend most of the time discussing Supreme Court cases that have been decided during the past few years with the scholars. 301 may be repeated by those teachers having completed 101 and 201 any number of times.
NEW ELEMENTARY INSTITUTES OFFERED DURING INSTITUTE ON THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS
CELEBRATING FREEDOM – ELEMENTARY STYLE (3rd to 5th grades)
KIDS ARE CITIZENS, TOO! (Kindergarten to 2nd Grades)
San Antonio (Kids Are Citizens, Too!-Kindergarten-2nd) | July 18, 2013
BEING AN AMERICAN: EXPLORING THE IDEALS THAT UNITE US
This 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, American Citizenship: A Personal Response.
The institute is sponsored by the TEX-ABOTA and the Texas Chapters of ABOTA, Law Focused Education, Inc. and the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education.
TEXAS LAWYERS’ AUXILIARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award honors public and private high school teachers in Texas who have made significant contributions in law-related education, developing and supporting programs which enhance awareness of legal rights and the American legal system. Candidates may be nominated by teachers or principals. The 2013 entry deadline is June 15, 2013.
If you have questions, please contact: Rita (Mrs. Robert S.) Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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!
July 12-14, 2012
Texas Law Center, State Bar of Texas
The Teachers’ Law School is designed for middle and high school educators involved in teaching government, law classes and law magnet programs across the state. Noted judges and attorneys will discuss Texas criminal and civil law procedures with participants. Over a three-day period, thirty teachers will take part in presentations, roundtables, and breakout sessions. The Teachers’ Law school will feature the best and brightest members of the Texas bench and bar who live and work with the law and who will share the practical realities of systems that protect all Americans. It is hoped that this emphasis on teaching law to all students will spark an interest in the legal profession.
Participants will be provided two nights in an Austin hotel, round trip travel to Austin, all meals, and all materials.
The institute is funded by TEX-ABOTA
For application please go to: http://www.texaslre.org/lre_
Deadline for applications in April 15, 2012