COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 57

September 24, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

We the People civics workshops for teachers

 

 

The following professional development opportunities for teachers are offered by the We the People program through The Center for Civic Education:

 

Date

Location

Speaker

Topic

October 5, 2002

9:00 to 3:30

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Dr. Stephen Bragaw, Sweet Briar College

The Supreme Court: Final Arbiter of the Constitution?

October 19, 2002

9:00 to 3:30

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA

Dr. Peter Wallenstein, Virginia Tech

The Evolution of the 14th Amendment

November 9, 2002

9:00 to 3:30

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. James R. Sofka, University of Virginia

Jefferson and Madison: Constitutional Conversations

 

Participants will receive a free classroom set of We the People textbooks as well as discussion and training on the implementation of civics curriculum. Lunch will be provided.

 

Contact Andy Washburn at James Madisons Montpelier at (540)672-0411 or e-mail at awashburn@montpelier.org for an application.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist for secondary education, at (804) 786-4640.

 

PIW/CCB