Nov 24, 2015 / E-news
A launch meeting for the James Madison Legacy Project was held on November 6-8 in Los Angeles. The project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, will bring high-quality professional development in civics and government to 2,025 teachers serving more than 202,500 high-need students nationwide.
The meeting brought together coordinators and mentors from 44 states to discuss the implementation of the professional development design in this research project. Dr. Diana Owen of Georgetown University, who will conduct the research, was the guest speaker. Owen had the opportunity to speak to both the coordinators and mentors about their roles in the project and answered their questions. Participants had the opportunity to collaborate and explore ideas for recruitment of teachers, working with high-needs populations, and planning professional development sessions for the spring and summer of 2016.