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FREE Training for Middle and Junior High Teachers at Federal Court
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in collaboration with the Seattle University School of Law is offering high school teachers a unique opportunity to learn about the U.S. Constitution, federal judiciary, and federal issues such as immigration, federal sentencing law, and civil rights. Judges who hear the cases you read about in the news will be faculty along with long-term law related education expert Margaret Fisher to help translate this content into lessons immediately usable in the classroom.
Eligible applicants: Thirty high school teachers teaching in any of 19 western counties of Washington
Dates: June 27, 28, and 29, 2012
Location: U.S. District Court, 700 Stewart St., 19th floor, Seattle, WA 98101
Clock hours pending, credit hours paid by teacher
Cost of training: No charge, meals parking, mileage, and hotel rooms provided
Registration due by May 1, 2012
Selection notification May 8, 2012
More information: Margaret Fisher,
iCivics Institute for Middle and Junior High School Teachers Application
Sponsored by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington and the Seattle University School of Law
The United States District Court, Western District of Washington, in conjunction with the Seattle University School of Law, is offering a 3-day iCivics institute for middle and junior high school teachers in counties* in the Western District of Washington. The iCivics Institute will be held in Seattle at the U.S. District Court, 700 Stewart St., Seattle, WA 98101 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 18, 19 and 20, 2012.
Travel expenses (hotel, food, mileage) will be paid for teachers traveling to Seattle.
There is no fee for the iCivics Institute; however, the Court does not cover the expense for substitute teachers or for the cost of clock hours.
The number of middle and junior high school teachers who participate is limited to thirty in order to accommodate more interaction with the presenters. We will make selections based on timeliness of the registration and geographic diversity.
Please apply early and send your completed application no later than May 25, 2012 to:
Margaret E. Fisher
Seattle University School of Law
P. O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122 or send by email to:
Selections will be notified by email no later than June 1, 2012.
Home Mailing Address: ________________________City: _____________,WA Zip: ________
Phone Numbers: Work ______________ Home _______________Cell ___________________
Personal Email Address: __________________________________________________________
Name of Middle or Junior High School ____________________________________________
School Dist./Employer: ___________________ County School Located ________________
School Address: _________________________________________________________________
County ______________City: ______________________, WA Zip: ________________________
Work Email Address: _____________________________________________________________
Washington Teaching License # __________________________________________________
Please secure a statement of support from your immediate supervisor or other school
Provide a brief statement of intent – no more than 300 words – as to how you will use the iCivics Institute experience in your teaching assignment and share your experience with teaching colleagues.
By submitting this application, I certify that I will commit to attending all three days of the iCivics Teacher Institute.
Thank you. If you have questions, please email:
*Counties in the Western District of Washington are: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom.