Professional Development (PD)

The Justice Resource Center offers professional development workshops on timely, relevant topics related to classroom instruction. Topics include Supreme Court Cases, Death Penalty workshops, cyber-bullying and many other topics suggested by teachers. Workshops are facilitated by partners of the JRC legal community.

 Teacher’s Summer Institute on Civic Education:

This five-day educational program for high school and intermediate school teachers from the New York City school system seeks to educate teachers about the balance of power and responsibility among the three branches- judicial, legislative, and executive- in federal, state, and municipal governments. The program activity is based on the civic education program, “Project Citizen”.  Twenty-five (25) teachers participated in the Justice Resource Center’s (JRC) Project Citizen PD session at the US Federal Courthouse.

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For additional information, contact Debra Lesser: