National Teachers Law School

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 29, 2016
National Teachers Law School
Sponsored by the ABOTA Foundation, in partnership with the National Constitution Center
Dates: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016
Location: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a crash course in engaging civics and government topics, presented by informed and passionate legal experts, educators and leaders in civics education.The National Teachers Law School will be a gathering of social studies educators from across the country at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 

Attendees will be social studies educators who have the passion and power to influence and improve civics education within their districts, communities and states as future administrators, respected voices in curriculum discussions, or expert instructional support to social studies teachers in the classroom. 


Registration Deadline: April 22, 2016

Featured Sessions
  • Fostering Civic Participation in the Wake of Tragedy
  • The 7th Amendment - Guardian of the Bill of Rights
  • The Bill of Rights in Action and Civil Dialogue in the Classroom
  • Do We Check the Constitution at the Classroom Door?
  • Separation of Powers - Why Being Divided Actually Unites Us
  • What Students Should Know About the Constitution
Schedule

Thursday, September 29 
  • Attendees arrive throughout the day
  • Welcome reception in the evening
Friday, September 30
  • Breakfast
  • Full day of National TLS sessions
  • Lunch
  • Evening reception at City Tavern (dinner provided)
  • Private tour of Independence Hall
Saturday, October 1
  • Breakfast
  • Half day of National TLS sessions
  • Lunch reception
  • National Constitution Center Tour
  • Open afternoon to tour the city!
Program Cost - Scholarships Only!
The National Teachers Law School is an expense-paid program provided by the ABOTA Foundation and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Travel and program costs will be covered by scholarships from ABOTA. Additional details on travel arrangements, reimbursement procedures, and program information will be provided to selected attendees.

Selection Process

The ABOTA Foundation will select 45 scholarship recipients. Go to the registration link on this page to apply. You will be asked to provide basic contact and professional information and to upload a copy of your resume.

Should you have any questions about the application process or the program, please contact Tamara Sivachelvan, Civics Education Director, at TamaraS@abota.org or 214-871-7523.

Find out more at www.NationalTeachersLawSchool.org

The National Teachers Law School will be a gathering of social studies educators from across the country at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 

Featured Sessions:

  • Fostering Civic Participation in the Wake of Tragedy
  • The Bill of Rights in Action and Civil Dialogue in the Classroom
  • The 7th Amendment – Guardian of the Bill of Rights
  • Separation of Powers – Why Being Divided Actually Unites Us
  • What Students Should Know About the Constitution
  • Do We Check the Constitution at the Classroom Door?

Our objectives for this program are to:

  • Provide invaluable instruction on core civics concepts and education law from notable speakers.
  • Create an understanding and appreciation for the Teachers Law School curriculum in order to generate support for local Teachers Law School programs across the country.
  • Foster a meeting of passionate social studies teachers and administrators with the goal of transforming the attendees into ambassadors for civics education.

Attendees will be purposefully chosen from a pool of social studies educators who have the power to influence and change civics education within their districts as future administrators, respected voices in curriculum discussions, or expert instructional support to social studies teachers in the classroom.

 

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