2012 Kansas Constitutional Conference
The Expansion of Expression
Topeka, KS – June 5-6, 2012
Do you love traveling, networking, and learning more about your craft of teaching? Register for our 2012 Kansas Constitutional Conference- our registration deadline has been extended, but space is limited!
Attending teachers will discuss Supreme Court decisions related to freedom of speech, and explore how these landmark First Amendment cases have impacted the United States. Teachers will dig into primary source documents and explore the following cases: Schenck v. U.S. (1919), Texas v. Johnson (1989), and Reno v. ACLU (1997).
The program will include a sit-down dinner and opening presentation from our Constitutional Scholar, Stephen McAllister, on Tuesday evening, where he will discuss Brown v. Board of Education, sharing some little-known, behind-the-scenes narratives about this landmark school desegregation case.
Our program on June 6 will focus on the Expansion of Expression, and include pedagogical sessions with a master teacher, and lectures and discussion sessions with our Constitutional Scholar, as well as a tour of the historic Monroe Elementary School, the Brown v. Board of Education Historic site.
- Kansas Social Studies teachers of grades 8-12.
- Applicants must teach in the state of Kansas.
- Lodging for the night of June 5, and all meals will be covered by the Institute.
- Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Topeka – up to $75 travel reimbursement.
- Program sessions will take place at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, and will include a tour of the Brown v. Board of Education historic site.
- Attending teachers will also receive a certificate for 7 contact hours.
- The program begins with required pre-conference readings which will be sent to participants in May.
- All participants will also receive a copy of our curriculum, Supreme Court DBQs: The Cases that Changed History.
- All applicants must complete the online registration form.