James Madison Legacy Project Professional Development Opportunity: Sign Up Now!

November 17th, 2015 by MCCE Admin

The Michigan Center for Civic Education seeks secondary social studies teachers looking for a new, effective way to teach the foundations of our government, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

MCCE is inviting social studies teachers to apply for a professional development opportunity designed to train educators how to best utilize the We the People…the Citizen & the Constitution instructional resource which includes effective, performance based instructional practices.

Participating teachers will receive:

• Classroom set of the newly revised We the People Instructional Resource (middle or high school) or Classroom set of We the People e-books; value over $400.
• $500 stipend
• Content from constitutional scholars and teaching strategies by mentor teachers
• Travel stipends, substitute reimbursement, lodging, meals
• Opportunity to be a part of a supportive, collaborative learning community
• Alignment with current and proposed grade level content expectations
• SCECH Credit (pending)


• January 7, 5:30-8:30, Lansing (Lodging provided). Kick off meeting
• January 8, 9:00-4:00, Michigan State Capitol Complex. Starting with the end in mind, an experiential learning opportunity during the We the People State Finals
• January/February-On your own. Review Units 1-3 of the We the People resource
• February 6, 9:00-3:00, Location TBD
• February/March- On your own. Review Units 4-6* of the We the People resource
• March 12, 9:00-3:00, Location TBD

For more information and registration details, go to http://www.miciviced.org/programs/jmlp

Apply by December 15, 2015 to reserve your spot.

The JMLP is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program. The Michigan Center for Civic Education has been selected to implement this program in Michigan.

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