Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

So ENERGIZING! Loved the panel and presenters! Loved the format. Very open, informative, and stimulating – presenters proved an amazing collection of knowledge and resources. Very motivating! Loved being able to discuss, network, share and brainstorm.
Andrea Nachman
Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA,
Teaching the History of Race in the US
I loved the variety of speakers who were all well intertwined. Stimulating material, talks and ideas.
Andy Ulrich
Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA
Religious Pluralism Then and Now
Everyone was confident and comfortable with the information. They made me feel more comfortable as a beginning educator.
Teidra White
Keys Academy, Charlottesville VA
Teaching the History of Race in the US
Activities are affordable and doable for students (even elementary students). Information aligns well with SOLs and reinforce standards with models and visuals.
Jennifer Johnson
Gladeville Elementary School, Hillsville, VA
"The Solar System"
Brilliant way to open the dialogue for religious differences THEN, and with a great way to leave an open window to put in perspective the NOW. What can we learn from the past and understand where we are today?
Lorenz Chan
Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
Religious Pluralism Then and Now
The professors were SUPERB. It is so wonderful, as a teacher, to observe master teachers in action. The professors were able to answer all of our questions and provided so many student-centered activities.
Susan Barnes
Courtland High School, Spotsylvania, VA
"The Solar System"

Latest News and Announcements

Teachers from 2018 and 2019

Teachers from 2018 and 2019

The 3rd Annual Program "A Practical Workshop in Teaching Anti-Racist History:Resources, Risks, and Rewards" will take place at Zehmer Hall, UVA on March 28th, 2020.

Online registration for this program is NOW OPEN!


Professor Karl Shuve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UVA and teachers.

CLA offered “Religious Pluralism Then and Now” with the leadership of our Classics Project Director, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics John F. Miller. Twenty-two enthusiastic teachers attended from various school divisions in and outside of Virginia, to be a part of this important dialogue – What can we learn from religious persecutions, martyrdom and syncretism in history?


From left: Prof. Ed Murphy, Sarah Deel, Prof. Geary Albright

CLA is thrilled to announce that Sarah Deel, Smyth County’s Teacher of the Year, joined us at “The Solar System” program on November 2nd, 2019 at the John C. Wells Planetarium. A science teacher at Marion Senior High School, she was one of four teachers who drove 3-4 hours on a Saturday morning, from the Southwest region of Virginia, to attend the program at JMU in Harrisonburg.


Meet The Center's Staff

Center director Victor Luftig
Co-Director; Project Director Teachers for a New Era Programs; Interim Director, Writing and Rhetoric Program
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Co-Director; Project Director Teaching Hard Literature; Associate Professor
Associate director Natsuko Rohde
Associate Director
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Administrator and Program Coordinator

Meet Our Directors

Ed Murphy
Project Director Science; Professor of Astronomy
 Professor van Hover
Project Director Curry School; Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development; Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Professor Alison Booth
Project Director English Language and Literature; Professor of English, Director, Scholars Lab
Professor Halvorson-Taylor
Project Director Religion; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Religious Studies
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