Lee Arbetman, facilitator of the Supreme Court Institutes and Seminars, assists a teacher during the online resources session. This session introduces teachers to the myriad of web resources designed to help bring the Court into their classrooms.
October 1, 2008
Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society are excited to announce the expansion of their Supreme Court Institutes and Seminars into Atlanta, GA. This professional development opportunity for Atlanta area teachers is modeled on the highly successful Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers and is designed to expand and strengthen instruction about the history, operation, and cases of the Supreme Court of the United States.
In addition to the Summer Institute and the new Atlanta Seminar, regional Seminars are conducted in DC, New York, and St. Louis. Since 1995, these programs have trained over 1,000 teachers from 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Atlanta was selected as the new site due to its critical mass of enthusiastic Institute alumni, interested and engaged Supreme Court Historical Society trustees, and extensive connections to area secondary schools, LRE organizations, and law schools.
The aim of the regional Seminars is to eventually serve teachers in each of the federal court circuits. The addition of the Atlanta program reaches teachers in the Eleventh Circuit, while the New York, St. Louis, and D.C. Seminars reach the Second, Eighth, and District of Columbia Circuits, respectively.
The Atlanta Seminar will take place January 13-14 and March 12, 2009, at the law offices of King & Spalding. Acceptance is based on a competitive application process and all Atlanta area high school law/social studies teachers are eligible to apply.
(Reproduced with permission)
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers
Topic: U.S. Supreme Court