James Madison Legacy Project

Professional Development Program

The James Madison Legacy project is a three-year nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that focuses on identifying cost-effective means of providing widely available professional development programs useful in enhancing the knowledge and skills required of teachers to promote high-need and other students’ attainment of state standards in civics and government.

The project aims to

(1) increase the number of highly effective teachers of high-need students through the professional development of 2,025 teachers,

(2) increase the achievement of at least 202,500 students in attaining state standards in civics and government,

(3) serve the self-identified professional development needs of a minimum of more than 500 participating schools with significant concentrations of high-need students throughout the United States, and

(4) evaluate the relative effectiveness of the Center’s research-validated traditional We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution professional development model enhanced with online resources and a new blended-learning variation of the traditional model that also uses online resources.

For more information, visit http://www.civiced.org/programs/jmlp. FLREA is the state coordinator for Florida.

Upcoming Training

Date: June 25-30, 2017
Location: Tallahassee, Florida

We are now accepting applications for Cohort 3 of the James Madison Legacy Project. Participating teachers receive professional development (summer institute and follow up training dates are noted on the application below), a free set of We the People books, a stipend, and reimbursement for all travel (including lodging). For training and event dates that fall on a school day, we also offer substitute coverage.

To apply for this special professional development opportunity, teachers should fill out the application form and email it to Erin Watson at ewatson@flrea.org. Requirements for participation are outlined on the application and include participation in all PD, implementing the curriculum, participating in administration of pre-tests and post-tests, and participation in a simulated congressional hearing.

James Madison Legacy Project Teacher Application - Cohort 3docx

If you have additional questions, you can contact Erin Watson at ewatson@flrea.org or Annette Boyd Pitts at staff@flrea.org.

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