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Street Law, Inc.

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

6 Oct, 2017

2017 Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar - Baltimore

9:00 AM University of Baltimore Law School 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

On October 6-7, 2017, Street Law —in collaboration with Balitmore County Public Schools and Baltimore City Public Schools—will provide a comprehensive teacher professional development for secondary social studies teachers and supervisors of the two school systems. This professional development is designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. Topics will include: a deep focus on the new Supreme Court cases in the Maryland government curriculum: U.S. v. Nixon, Baker v. Carr, and McDonald v. Chicago current public issues in civics and government , like voting rights, gun laws, fake news, and limits of search and seizure  engaging strategies for building students’ civic skills  like constructing arguments, evaluating claims, deliberating, negotiating, and taking action. The Seminar includes breakfast and lunch on both days, stipends for attendance on Saturday, Oct. 7, a binder full of classroom-ready materials, and the newest edition of the McGraw-Hill U.S. Government textbook. (Street Law will also cover substiute teacher costs for Baltimore City teachers on Friday.) It is completely free to Baltimore City and County teachers, thanks to generous sponsorship from the Coca-Cola Foundation!    Those who teach or supervise social studies in Baltimore City or Baltimore County public and charter schools (middle school and high school) are eligible to attend.  This seminar is funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation and hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law. Read more