Introduction to Mock Trial
September 24, 2019
This professional development is perfect for teachers/advisors looking to bring Mock Trial to their high school or middle school, or for any current advisors needing a refresher course. Students learn to think critically while building confidence and improving their public speaking skills.
- Learn the basics of Mock Trial
- How to organize a team
- Rules and structure
- How/when to register for the competition/showcase
- Basic court procedures and evidence
- Walk away with resources to help students succeed in Mock Trial (lesson plans, graphic organizers, etc.)
Mock Trial Deep Dive
October 10, 2019
This professional development is for Mock Trial teachers/advisors who are looking for ways to challenge their teams and develop students' skills. This session will provide insight on how to engage students in the nuances of Mock Trial. The discussions and tools at this session aim to help teachers/advisors enhance student ability in categories such as:
- Understanding the rules of evidence
- Reading and understanding case law
- Effective cross-examination
October 28-29, 2019
Civics, government, and social studies teachers are invited to attend Constitution Camp! Learn in-depth content and teaching strategies for important concepts you’ll be teaching in your government or social studies classes. Once you get a grasp on the content, you can bring it to your students using two different authentic assessments strategies: simulated legislative hearings and a moot court.
This year’s topic is the Separation of Powers. Attendees can expect to:
- Hear from content experts
- Get classroom-ready lessons, techniques, and resources
- Introduction to OCLRE programs such as Moot Court and We the People
Agenda: Coming soon
Location: OCLRE office (1700 Lake Shore Dr, Columbus, OH 43204)
Cost: OCLRE member - $25 for 1 day; $45 for 2 days; non-members $70 for 1 day and $130 for 2 days. (Membership is $30 per person per academic year)
Intro to Middle School Mock Trial
November 14, 2019
This professional development introduces the Middle School Mock Trial program to teachers/advisors and prepares them to apply it to their classroom or community. Attendees will learn mock trial basics and strategies for implementing a literature-based legal case, such as methods for teaching a book alongside a case file. As with all OCLRE professional development meetings, teachers/advisors will walk away with resources and advice to apply in the classroom.
Not a member yet? You can easily join while registering for any OCLRE program!
If there is a strong interest in your school for a personalized professional development, OCLRE can provide one as with a minimum of five attendees, one of whom is an OCLRE member. For more information contact Ryan Suskey (firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-485-3506).