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 next Seminar will be on Saturday, January 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will cover topics involving Alexander Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution. Click here to register for the January 26 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 January 26 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.