Indiana We the People Summer Institute
Every summer the Indiana Bar Foundation holds a multi-day professional development workshop for educators wanting to learn more about the We The People program. Below is information from the 2022 Summer Institute. This information will be updated.
The Indiana Bar Foundation is pleased to announce its annual We the People Summer Institute. The institute is planned to take place in-person in either Bloomington or Indianapolis on June 26-30, with the location to be determined soon.
Indiana high, middle, and elementary school teachers can join the Bar Foundation to learn in-depth content and teaching strategies for important concepts you’ll be teaching in your government, history, or social studies classes. These topics will also aid We the People teachers in teaching the curriculum and preparing for the simulated congressional hearing authentic assessments, which will be focused on during the institute.
Content topics to be discussed
- Women & Civic History: From the 19th Amendment to Title IX to the Equal Rights Amendment
- Federalists and Anti-Federalist: Philosophical, Political, and Populist Debates
- Elections and Voting History in the United States
Attendees will receive:
- Lodging & meals (breakfast/lunch)
- Classroom set of We the People textbooks or e-books
- Teacher library worth $75
- 26 hours of professional growth points (PGPs) (approx.)
Register now. Space is limited. https://www.jotform.com/220375395001044
Who: Indiana elementary, middle, and high school educators teaching civics, government, and social studies
What: 2022 Indiana We the People Summer Institute
Where: Either Bloomington or Indianapolis (TBD)
Why: To learn content and teaching strategies about civics and government as well as the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program
Dr. Robert Dion
Associate Professor of Political Science / Igleheart Chair
Robert Dion firmly believes that citizens need to understand and be involved in the political system. He has taught American politics courses at the University of Evansville since 2001. Before he came to the University of Evansville, he taught at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and at Wabash College. Outside the classroom, Professor Dion serves as the chairperson of the local civil rights commission and on the boards of several organizations. He is regularly quoted in news stories about political developments in Indiana or in the United States, and he has appeared frequently on radio and television news programs, including several French-language broadcast outlets.
Dr. Kimberly Hamlin
Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies
Dr. Hamlin’s research focuses on the histories of women’s rights, women’s political activism, and the cultural construction of ideas about gender and sex. Her next book project will provide a new history of the temperance movement, centering sex and sexually transmitted disease. She is also working on a longer project about syphilis in the nineteenth century. Dr. Hamlin frequently contributes to the Washington Post and other popular media. She is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.
Timothy D. Moore
Co-Editor, Deputy Director for Outreach & Professional Development
Tim Moore is a Deputy Director for outreach and professional development at the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining CSAC in 2010, Moore was a high school teacher for thirty years. He also has served as a mentor teacher in various professional development settings and as an educational consultant for organizations focusing on history and civic education.
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