Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teacher Institute workshops will be held virtually through Zoom.
June 3-4, 2021 [9am-12pm]
June 7, 2021 [9am-4pm]
June 10-11, 2021 [9am-12pm]
June 14-15, 2021 [9am-12pm]
The cost for this workshop is $177.00 per registrant. Cost will be waived for the first 35 registrants for each workshop.
Space is limited, so register soon by contacting Karen Rice
Institute Point of Contact:
Jody Brumage - Director of Education and Outreach, Byrd Center
firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 876-5648
Toward a More Perfect Union is the Sixth Annual Teacher Institute of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. Educators will engage in demonstrations of inquiry-based teaching resources built on primary sources from the Byrd Center’s West Virginia congressional archives as well as the vast resources of the National Archives and Records Administration. Each workshop will include six one-hour sessions revealing representative democracy at work in the historical movements for women’s and African American civil rights, the impact of child labor and Native American Indian policy, and the intersection of public lands and private property interests. The Byrd Center Teacher Institute is generously supported by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council and additional support from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation.
About the Teacher Institute:
The Byrd Center Teacher Institute was established in 2016 as a new civics education initiative designed to create and disseminate innovative learning resources for secondary educators to teach about the United States Constitution, Congress, and representative democracy.
We develop a range of education resources utilizing inquiry based, experiential, and primary source learning methodologies with a special focus on designing resources that employ the regional history and culture of West Virginia in civics instruction. Lesson plans developed by the Byrd Center and demonstrated in the Teacher Institute are available to download for free >>
The Teacher Institute offers an array of professional/educational development opportunities in workshops held throughout the year. We partner with the Center for Legislative Archives, a division of the National Archives and Records Administration, to bring the latest methods and additional resources to our Institute educators. The Byrd Center Teacher Institute is administered through the Shepherd University School of Graduate and Professional Studies and educators are eligible to obtain EDPD credits from Shepherd University by successfully completing the Institute.
We are grateful to our many financial supporters who make the Teacher Institute possible, including the West Virginia Humanities Council, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, and the Friends of the Byrd Center.
2019 - Teaching about Congress and the Constitution in Four Periods of American History
2018 - Congress, U.S. Constitution, and Representative Government
2017 - Teaching about What Congress Does and How it Works
2016 - Teaching about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Representative Government
The Byrd Center advances representative democracy by promoting a better understanding of the United States Congress and the Constitution through programs and research that engage citizens.
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Congressional History and Education