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Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

2 Aug, 2017

2017 Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar

9:00 AM Holland & Knight 800 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

On August 2-3, 2017, Street Law will bring a group of Washington, D.C.-area secondary teachers together for professional development designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. Topics will include: current public issues in civics and government   required government and civics content   engaging strategies for building students’ civic skills  like constructing arguments, evaluating claims, deliberating, negotiating, and taking action. This Seminar will be held in Washington, D.C. We’ll provide breakfast and lunch on both days and a vast array of classroom-ready resources to take home. Teachers from DC public and charter schools (middle school and high school) are eligible to receive a scholarship in conjunction with their attendance. High school (or middle school) teachers in the Metro-DC area are also welcome to participate. This seminar is funded by generous anonymous donors. Read more

22 Sep, 2017

2017 Chicago Community College Faculty Development Seminar

8:30 AM Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Street Law, Inc.—in collaboration with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the ABA Division for Public Education, and the Democracy Commitment—is offering a faculty development seminar for community college professors who are interested in developing a law-based civics program at their colleges. The program involves innovative classroom instruction and community-based learning. Read more