Teachers of all grade levels will benefit from this fun and information-packed workshop. It kicks off with watching real middle schoolers put on a mock trial in a real courtroom in front of a real judge. Really. Afterward we will meet with the judge to discuss the trial we saw and mock trials generally. The judge will also offer a Court System 101 review to help us all get on the same page. Court will then adjourn.
Saturday morning we will reconvene. Veteran teachers will offer tried and true strategies for different grade levels. Grade-level breakouts will allow teachers to focus on individual needs.
Friday, June 23: 11:30am-5pm
Room 101 – Gus J. Solomon Federal Building
620 SW Main Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Saturday, June 24: 9am-4pm
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland Oregon 97219
Teachers of 3rd – 12th grades
Teachers of Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts!
Continental breakfast & lunch Saturday
Cost: $50 non-refundable reservation fee (advance payment required to guarantee seat)
Is the location inconvenient? We can help! If traveling more than 150 miles round/trip, we may be able to offer hotel reimbursement and travel stipends. If interested, contact Scott Kerman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Mock Trial?
Its connection with the Common Core is strong. Students practice necessary critical analysis skills (viewing an issue from multiple views, for example) while advancing content (U.S. Judicial System, science concepts via trials with science themes) and practicing necessary literacy (reading, writing, persuasive writing and speaking, etc.). Mock trial works because it engages students on many levels and it is fun! For more information about Mock Trial programs, check here.