Virtual Summer Program with Constitutional Scholars
This summer, educators can join other teachers from around the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for virtual summer educator programs with the National Constitution Center. During these programs, educators work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern understandings of constitutional topics. Working with master teachers and the education teams from the Constitution Center, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to their students. Educators gain new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy. These summer programs are open to educators working with students in grades 5–12 at public, charter, independent, parochial, and other schools. They are free to attend, but applications are required.
It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut-down school districts nationwide. The U.S. shifted into a state of loss and then grief. Loss of what we thought was stable including income, job security, and daily routines. Loss of over a year’s worth of social plans we had for ourselves including graduation parties, family reunions, and weddings. Plans have been put on hold repeatedly and hearts have felt the heaviness of disappointment non-stop.
The Online Teaching and Learning in Actionworkshop offered by Harvard Graduate Schoolof Education serves as an action-oriented space where classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators can engage in conversation, participate in a supportive community, give and receive feedback from peers, and iterate on work in a flexible environment.
For the third consecutive school year, the rhythms of our schools are being disrupted by a global pandemic that has laid bare existing inequities across almost every relevant metric. On September 22, 2021,educators can join a gathering of Harvard University education experts to surface key challenges and concerns—and concrete ideas for addressing them.