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Street Law, Inc.

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

2018 Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar - San Diego

February 9 & 10, 2018
Registration Period
9 November - 26 January 18
San Diego County Bar Association 401 West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

On February 9 & 10, 2018, Street Law will provide a comprehensive 2-day teacher professional development for secondary social studies teachers and supervisors. This professional development is designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons.

This Seminar will include:

  • current public issues in civics and government, like equal protection, First Amendment, immigration, gun laws, and limits of search and seizure 
  • engaging strategies for building students’ civic skills like constructing arguments, evaluating claims, deliberating, negotiating, and taking action
  • an observation of federal court proceedings and meeting with a federal judge

The Seminar includes breakfast and lunch on both days, attendance stipends, a binder full of classroom-ready materials, and the newest edition of the McGraw-Hill U.S. Government textbook. Substitute teacher reimbursements are available if needed for teacher release on February 9. It is completely free to teachers (a value of more than $1,200 for each participant)!   

San Diego-area teachers who teach or supervise secondary (middle and high school) social studies are eligible to attend. 

Street Law thanks the following generous supporters: Price Philanthropies, the San Diego County Bar Association, and McGraw-Hill Education. 

Program Info

Teaching for Civic Engagement

Street Law’s Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars are professional development programs designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. These seminars can be brought to you! Read more

Who Should Register

The Seminar is open to San Diego area teachers. This professional development workshop is designed for:

  • Civics, government, law, history, or public policy teachers (if the Seminar is over-subscribed, priority will be given to high school teachers)
  • District or state-level social studies content specialists or other staff who provide professional development for social studies teachers


Participants are required to attend the entire Seminar. Before the training, participants will be invited to introduce themselves and share their priorities for the training. All participants will be asked to complete a survey before and after attending.  

Participants will receive a stipend of $130 for their attendance on Saturday, Feb 10. Schools may request reimbursement for substitute teacher costs if needed to release participants for February 9. 

Registration Instructions

  1. Teachers will be registered on a rolling basis.
  2. There will be a waiting list if we have more registrants than spots available. 

Date and Time

Friday, February 9: 8:15 am - 4 pm

Saturday, February 10: 9 am - 4 pm

Teachers must attend both days. 



San Diego County Bar Association
401 West A St. 
San Diego, CA 92101

This location is accessible by the San Diego LightRail, and it's a couple of blocks northeast of the Sante Fe Depot on the Green Line.

Street Law will reimburse teachers for parking expenses. 



A light breakfast will be served and lunch will be provided each day.