Professional Development


Constitution Camp

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

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.   

Location: OCLRE office (1700 Lake Shore Dr, Columbus, OH 43204)
Cost: OCLRE member - $25 members; non-members $70. (Membership is $30 per person per academic year)


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 (rsuskey@oclre.org, 614-485-3506).


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