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James Madison Legacy Project: Sign up Now!

05 May, 2016

The Michigan Center for Civic Education seeks motivated secondary civics and government teachers looking for a student-centered, research driven ways to teach the foundations of our government, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights and contemporary applications.

Twenty-five selected teachers will become the second cohort of the James Madison Legacy Project. The Project is centered around the newly updated We the People…the Citizen & the Constitution instructional materials. With the guidance of scholars and mentor teachers, participants will receive effective, student-centered, research-driven instructional practices. 


TEACHERS WILL RECEIVE
• A classroom set of the newly revised We the People Instructional Resource (middle or high school) - valued over $400
• A one year teacher license for the We the People e-book
• A $500 stipend for completion of all program requirements
• Energizing content from constitutional scholars
• Proven and effective teaching strategies by mentor teachers
• Travel stipends, substitute reimbursement, lodging and meals
• Participation in a supportive, collaborative professional learning community
• Alignment with current and proposed grade level content expectations
• SCECH credit
• Graduate credit (pending)

PROGRAM PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
● Attendance and Participation at the 2016 Summer Institute from July 18-22 at Calvin College, Grand Rapids.
● Participate in Teacher Knowledge JMLP Pre Test (July) and Post Test (March)
● Administration of JMLP Student Pre and Post Test
● Use of Instructional Resources and Simulated Congressional Hearing in Classroom Instruction
● Participate in Professional Learning Community
● Participate in two webinars (weeks of October 17 and March 6 tentative)
● Attend We the People State Finals in January (January 6 or 13)

Click here for JMLP Cohort 2 Registration Flyer

Click here for Summer Institute information

Click here for JMLP Cohort 2 Application Form

Questions? Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (517) 367-6422

The James Madison Legacy Project is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program. The Michigan Center for Civic Education has been selected to implement this program in Michigan

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