The first Friday of each December is “Civic Education for Teachers” Day. In honor of this state proclamation, Classroom Law Project hosts a Civics Conference at the State Capitol in Salem for educators at all levels.
Each year, participants get an insider’s view of the halls of Oregon government. From those who make laws to those who interpret them, this conference features officials from every branch. It is a day filled with everything you ever wanted to know about Oregon government from the mouths of elected and appointed officials, civic leaders, and scholars. Attendees receive lessons, materials, and ideas that can be put right to work in classrooms!
Join us and learn more about Oregon courts and cases, the legislature, and the the executive branch. The conference will feature four breakout sessions with an all-new line-up of workshops, which will include classroom-ready lessons, materials, and ideas.
Don’t let cost dissuade you from attending the conference! We may be able to assist teachers with travel costs or sub-pay. If this is an issue for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civic Scholars attend the Conference FREE! Sub-pay is provided, and travel assistance is available for those traveling long distances.
WHO WILL BE THIS YEAR’S CIVIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR?
Will it be you? Each year Classroom Law Project selects an extraordinary teacher to be honored as the Civics Educator of the Year. This educator anchors everyday activities in an extraordinary way to deliver the ultimate outcome: students who become well-informed, active citizens. Recent honorees include Professor Emeritus Ray Brown, Eastern Oregon University (2016), Nance Case, Terra Linda Elementary (2015), and Amanda Alonzo, Madison HS (2014).
Do you have someone in mind? Send your nomination with a one-page (max.) description to email@example.com.