Indiana We the People Summer Institute
Each summer the Indiana Bar Foundation holds a multi-day professional development workshop for educators wanting to learn more about the We The People program. This page will have all information once planning has been completed. Please follow the Foundation on social media and refer to this page for updates.
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.
- 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.)
Who: Indiana elementary, middle, and high school educators teaching civics, government, and social studies
What: 2023 Indiana We the People Summer Institute
When: June 18-22, 2023* (Date is subject to change)
Why: To learn content and teaching strategies about civics and government as well as the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program
NEW! Registration form now available
Monday, June 19
Professor Stewart teaches at the College of Behavioral, social, and health sciences at Clemson University. Joseph Stewart, Jr. has previously held teaching or research positions at institutions from California to New Jersey, from Georgia to Wisconsin, and a lot of points in between. His research interest spans civil rights policies, racial and ethnic politics, public policy, educational policy, and public law. His work has appeared in various political science, education, public policy, public administration, public law, and interdisciplinary journals. Stewart is the Past President of the Southwestern Political Science Association and Southwestern Social Science Association.
Presentation topic: The First Amendment
Tuesday, June 20
Professor Fuentes-Rohwer is the Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of civil rights and legal history, with a particular emphasis on constitutional law and the Reconstruction Era. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of race and democratic theory, as reflected in the law of democracy in general and the Voting Rights Act in particular. He is interested in the way that institutions—and especially courts—are asked to craft and implement the ground rules of American politics. He received a J.D. and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan and an LL.M. from Georgetown. He joined the faculty in 2002.
Presentation topic: Due Process, Equal Protection, and Civil Rights.
Dr. Robert Dion
Wednesday, June 21
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.
Presentation topic: Foreign & International Relations