Workshop Overview

Join teachers from across the country and engage with ideologically diverse scholars for a virtual three-day workshop with the National Constitution Center on Constitutional Conversations and Civil Dialogue, from Wednesday, July 6–Friday, July 8, 2021.

During the Virtual Workshop educators work with content experts to deepen their understanding of the importance of civil dialogue in the classroom, develop meaningful procedures to engage students, and understand the benefits of imbedding dialogue in their curricula. With master teachers and the education team from the National Constitution Center, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the practice of constitutional conversations and civil dialogue applicable to their classroom structure. 

Teachers will explore the importance of civil dialogue, both throughout history and in the classroom. The Institute will emphasize the National Constitution Center's Interactive Constitution and other resources from the Center to explore changing historical and constitutional examples of reasoned debate.

There is no fee to attend the Institute; but, a successful application is required.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, January 29, 2021. All applicants will be notified by Friday, February 26, 2021, regarding acceptance to the Institute.

Average time to complete this application is 15 minutes.

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