Summer Institute

Summer Institute for Teachers:

Building Civic Spaces Together

June 26-28, 2023 – Salem, OR

Register now to join CLP staff, guest presenters, and educators from around Oregon for 3 days of learning and collaboration. Sessions focus on implementing Community Action Projects and Mock Trial in the classroom, and include presentations to help you incorporate the optional 2021 ODE Social Science Civics Standards into your curriculum. The popular Coffee with Legislators will be back, along with a tour of the newly renovated Oregon Supreme Court.

Participants will receive a copy of Civil Discourse: Classroom Conversations for Stronger Communities by Joe Schmidt and Nichelle Pinkney in advance to prepare for a social book club chat during Summer Institute. Other materials, housing, meals, and travel stipends are provided for Oregon K-12 educators.

A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot, and will be refunded when you check in at Summer Institute. Please get in touch with Beth Cook if you have any questions!

And introducing CEAS:

Civics that Empowers All Students

Interested in curriculum that combines Social Studies, Civics, and Language Arts standards? Elementary and middle school educators who teach grades 4-8 at high needs schools with diverse learning groups are invited to attend this special CEAS professional development, which runs concurrently with Summer Institute June 25-28. Learn to effectively utilize We the People materials with your class while earning PDUs and stipends for completed research requirements. Interested? Sign up here!

Join our Educator Resource Community  to access previous Summer Institute modules.