2014 SC Supreme Court Institute Open for Registration
The SC Supreme Court Institute focuses on the SC Supreme Court and the branches of government. Attendees will learn how to bring South Carolina courts and the law to life for their students while interacting with educators, attorneys, judges, and Supreme Court Justices. Teachers will gain new interactive tools with which to teach students about the Court. This Institute will include a visit to the SC Supreme Court to hear oral arguments and an opportunity to speak with the justices afterward! A meet and greet with Chief Justice Jean H. Toal and fellow justices will be included with the Institute. The five day Institute will also include panel discussions with judges representing various courts, a technology component working with various Web site resources, and an opportunity to build lesson plans to bring back to the classroom. The Institute will require some preparation work each evening.
A special addition to the 2014 SC Supreme Court Institute includes a session on iCivics (www.iCivics.org), which is a web-based education project designed to enhance civics education of middle and high school students. Through iCivics, students are inspired to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics has games, lesson plans, and classroom handouts specific to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the three branches of government, persuasive writing and citizenship/participation at absolutely no cost to the students or to educators.
The SC Supreme Court Institute is for social studies teachers, U.S. government/history teachers and school resource officers. The Institute is limited to 16 participants that have not previously participated in SC Supreme Court Institute. The Institute includes FREE curriculum, lunches, and lodging for attendees traveling outside of a 40 mile radius from Columbia.
The registration deadline is May 24, 2014. (A working e-mail address that is checked often is needed for registration. Confirmation letters will be e-mailed. All attendees are required to confirm their attendance upon receipt of a training confirmation notification e-mail. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Spaces are limited. Apply early!) Click Here to register!