Weekend Educator Seminars
The National Constitution Center is launching a series of five Teacher Seminars that will take place on select Saturdays throughout the 2018-19 school year. The seminars are open to Philadelphia classroom teachers currently working with grades 5, 8, 10, or 11. The full-day programs include exhibition tours, modeled classroom activities, and training in civil dialogue techniques, totaling four reportable hours of professional development — which the Center will submit for Act 48 reporting. There is no cost for registration, but space is limited.
The first Seminar will be on Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will explore concepts of the Rule of Law. Click here to register for the December 8 seminar.
Future topics include:
|Saturday, December 8, 2018||Rule of Law|
|Saturday, January 26, 2019||Alexander Hamilton|
|Saturday, February 23, 2019||Separation of Powers|
|Saturday, April 13, 2019||The First Amendment|
|Saturday, May 11, 2019||Civil War and Reconstruction|
All seminars will follow the agenda below:
- An opening plenary session on the Center’s framework for teaching constitutional literacy and an introduction to the topic or theme of the program
- Tours of the Center’s exhibits highlighting stories and artifacts connected to the topic or theme
- Classroom sessions with modeled classroom activities using the Center’s online resources
- A civil dialogue, including establishing classroom dialogue protocols
- A closing plenary reviewing the full day and identifying “next steps” for classroom application
- Coffee will be provided during morning registration
- $10 parking vouchers will be available to all attendees
- Teachers are welcome to explore the museum on their own after the conclusion of the seminar
There is no cost for registration, but space is limited. Registration for the December 8: Rule of Law seminar is now availbile. Registration for future dates will be available soon.
For questions or more information, contact [email protected]
This series is part of the Engaging Philadelphia Schools Initiative, supported by the CHG Charitable Trust, as recommended by Carole Haas Gravagno.