James Madison Legacy Project & We the People


Cohort 3: July 10-13 and Fall 2017 in Portland         
(Summer Institute 2017)

Secondary (middle and high) teachers looking for a new way to teach the foundations of our government, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights need look no further! Thanks to funding from the Center for Civic Education (via the U.S. Department of Education), Classroom Law Project offers this opportunity for intense professional development.

Six days of intensive professional development brings challenges and rewards. Teachers will dive deep into the acclaimed We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution text. With the guidance of experienced scholars and master teachers, participants will leave understanding the WTP curriculum and ready to implement it.

Classroom Law Project values you and your time. During and after your professional development, we will be there to support you. Join us!

This is the last chance to be part of this program. For more information, see our promotional flyer and contact Scott Kerman, Senior Program Manager, at skerman@classroomlaw.org.


Summer Institute

  • Monday thru Thursday, July 10-13
  • OSU Cascades Campus (Bend, OR)

Fall 2017

  • October 10: State In-Service Day
  • December 1: Oregon Civics Conference at the State Capitol
  • Other PD dates to be determined

What is included?

  • All materials
  • Access to scholars and master We the People teachers
  • 1 class set of textbooks, 1-year subscription for ebook version of textbook
  • $1000 stipend ($500 after completing professional development, $500 after holding hearing)
  • PDUs
  • Eligible for 2 graduate credits from Lewis & Clark College ($200 payable to LC)
  • Meals, plus lodging and gas (if needed)
  • Sub pay if needed

How do I get all of this?

  • Attend all professional development sessions
  • Participate in and administer pre- and post-assessments (teachers and students)
  • Complete 40 hours of classroom instruction using We the People curriculum
  • Hold a classroom hearing

Fill out my online form.