Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Opportunity in June for Parents of Teens to attend Judicial System Institute

Dear Friends,

I heard about this opportunity at the recent Sacramento County High School Mock Trial competition in downtown Sacramento.  The PR person for the Sacramento Judicial Learning Center (JLC) was actively recruiting parents to attend from our homeschool Mock Trial team.  

We were so surprised by her recruitment efforts that we actually said, "We are homeschool parents, not school teachers.  Are you sure that we could attend?"  Her reply was, "Sure, why not?  Your families are obviously engaged with learning & teaching the judicial process. We'd love to have you."   

It's a great opportunity for a homeschooling parent who teaches a high school class on US gov or Civics or Mock Trial.  It's a week long class in downtown Sacramento from June 20-24th for educators, that actually pays you a stipend of $500 once you successfully develop a curricular unit based around local court cases.  The curriculum is for classroom use and entry into the JLC curriculum library at the Federal Courthouse, 501 I St., Sacramento. 

Feel free to pass this along to other parents who are homeschooling teens & might be interested.  Since I love developing curriculum, I'd be very tempted to apply, if my youngest son wasn't graduating in May.

Natalie Fenner

The JLC Summer Institute is a four and a half day summer professional development seminar for local educators in the Sacramento region. Teachers will gain knowledge about the judiciary and enhance their skills to effectively teach the role and operations of the courts while meeting Common Core Standards.

The Summer Institute will accept up to 25 secondary social science teachers through an application process. Each participant will receive a stipend of  $500 for their successful completion of unit creation based around local court cases for classroom use and entry into the JLC curriculum library. The institute will run Monday-Thursday 8:30-3:30 and Friday 8:30-12.

The curriculum units developed at the Summer Institute will utilize the four Curricular Directions:             Historical Perspective
           Judicial Perspective
           Action Civics
           Social Historical Context

Summer Institute Application- The 2016 application window will open in December 2015 and close on May 20th. 

See this website for more info & applications:

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