Abby Cohort Program

Classroom Law Project is launching a new cohort program for the 2019-20 School Year!

In honor of Abigail Scott Duniway, Oregon’s pioneer for universal suffrage and an intrepid journalist, activist, and organizer, we are forming a year-long cohort of Civics Educators. Our purpose is to build a professional learning community that learns together about the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, strategies for the coming election year, and other crucial constitutional and civic issues for our students.

If you teach middle or high school Civics in Oregon, please consider joining us for this unique opportunity to refresh your knowledge, skills, resources, and networking.

With your commitment to this first Abby cohort, you will participate in, all expenses covered

  • Summer Institute 2019 – June 24-26, 2019
  • Professional Development Workshop – October 12, 2019
  • Professional Development Workshop – April 11, 2020
  • Classroom Law Project’s personal mentorship, classroom visits, resources, and support
  • Formation of a cohort of Civics teachers from around the state
  • Evaluations to begin measuring how best to meet the Civics education needs of Oregon Students

By participating in the above, you will also receive:

    • All your travel, lodging, meals, substitute coverage, and resource expenses paid
    • A $500 stipend at the end of Fall Semester
    • A $500 stipend at the end of Spring Semester
    • Introduction to new colleagues and friends
    • Ongoing support and coaching from Classroom Law Project

Through our participation in the James Madison Legacy Project from 2015-18, Classroom Law Project and our colleagues around the country demonstrated that the cohort model of professional development for teachers leads to a significantly deeper understanding of Civics and higher levels of student learning.  We are now fortunate to have received additional funding to enable us to continue this model with the ABBY Project.  To do this, we are looking to form a cohort of 25 educators, representing as many diverse regions of the state as possible.  Preference will be given to teachers who work in high-needs schools, including but not limited to schools with high dropout rates, high free/reduced lunch rates, significant populations of marginalized student groups, and those in rural areas.

Please register by May 15.

We will let registrants know whether they have been added to the cohort by May 20, 2019.

If you have any questions about the Abby program, please contact Cari Zall.