Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars are led by Street Law staff, who are joined by a variety of legal experts, and address current public issues like free speech, voting and elections, immigration, gun laws, and foreign and domestic policy. Teachers explore new ways to teach required civics/government topics, including federalism, state and local government, and the court systems.
In addition to the upcoming seminars described below, Street Law can work directly with a school or district to offer a custom Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar to your teachers. Contact Jen Wheeler for more information on bringing a Seminar to you.
Recent and Upcoming Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars
- Prince George's County, MD: November 9, 2017 and April 17, 2018
- Street Law led Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars for Prince George's County (MD) Public Schools high school government teachers. These sessions were supported by the Herb Block Foundation and McGraw-Hill Education.
- St. Louis, MO: February 2018
- Street Law led a version of the Teacher for Civic Engagement Seminar, called the 2018 Federal Courts & Constitutional Controversies Workshop, for Missouri teachers in February 2018. This session was sponsored by The Missouri Bar, the Judicial Learning Center in St. Louis, the Federal Practice Memorial Trust, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
- San Diego, CA: February 2018
- Street Law led a Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar for San Diego area teachers in February 2018. This session was supported by Price Philanthropies, McGraw-Hill Education, and the San Diego Bar Association.
- Baltimore, MD: October 2017
- 25 social studies teachers from Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools attended this Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar. This session was supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
- Washington, DC: August 2017
- 21 Washington, DC area social studies teachers attended this Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar. This session was supported by two generous anonymous donors, McGraw-Hill Education, and the Washington office of King & Spalding.