2013 Founders Fellowship:
Civil Liberty, Commerce, and the Constitution
Washington, D.C. July 22-26
Do you love traveling, networking, and learning more about your craft of teaching?
Join the Bill of Rights Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education for five days of enriching professional development in the Washington, D.C. area. This prestigious program will deepen your understanding of the Founding era, and it will focus on the intersections of civil and economic liberty.
Attending teachers will participate in pedagogical sessions with a master teacher, lectures and discussion sessions with two Constitutional Scholars, as well as visit the historic homes and monuments of Founders including George Washington. The program begins with required pre-conference readings which will be sent to participants in May.
Quotes from Founders Fellowship participants:
“I love Bill of Rights Institute materials! I gained exposure to some materials I have not used. The pedagogy sessions are so helpful. I have a better understanding of the founders’ thinking/beliefs/ideas that influenced them when they had to form a government.”
“I cannot even begin to tell you the value of this week! The strengths were the presenter’s definite connection to participants and knowledge of content. I’m so excited to start planning for next year. Every social studies teacher should attend this program.”
- All Social Studies teachers of grades 9-12.
Program Overview – read the complete program description here
- Lodging, transportation during the program, and most meals will be covered by the Institute. Lodging and most program sessions will take place at a local hotel in Arlington, VA.
- A $400 travel stipend will be provided at the conclusion of the program.
An additional $100 will be available upon completion of all post-program activities. *Required activities include a completed lesson plan, and the administration of two in-class, student quizzes.
- Participants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the D.C. area.
- Participating teachers will receive a certificate for 30 seat hours.
- The application is closed.