Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

Each Presenter set the atmosphere for the next Presenter. Well versed but approachable as if we were in a university class.
Dwayne Scott
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
What does Religion have to do with Democracy?
No matter the topic presented through the CLA seminars, it is a privilege to work with scholars and experts and to be reminded of their accessibility.
Kimberly Marye
Floyd County Public Schools, VA
Homer’s Odyssey in a Global Context
I loved the variety of speakers who were all well intertwined. Stimulating material, talks and ideas.
Jacquelyn Wilkins
EC Glass High School, Lynchburg, VA
Homer’s Odyssey in a Global Context
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"
The speakers were all so knowledgeable and aware of the ground work today’s teachers are doing. The topics and subsequent discussions were so relevant, all things I can take back to use with students and to engage my colleagues in conversation. Thank you!
Jennifer Chang
Dominion High School, Sterling, VA,
Teaching the History of Race in the US
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

Latest News and Announcements

Circe in a field

Despite months of virtual schooling and Zoom fatigue, so many of you attended our Fall programs “What does Religion have to do with Democracy?” and “Homer’s Odyssey in a Global Context.”

Announcement
Collage of professors

The project, which is partly funded through a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, will create a national resource to help K-12 teachers present literature associated with under-represented groups, based on surveys collected from teachers nationwide last winter.

UVA Today
News
Hands holding medals

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

Please encourage your students to submit their work!

Announcement

Past Videos

Video - Teaching the History of American Migrations

Watch CLA Project Director Jennifer Williamson, Assistant Principal at Western Albemarle High School, discuss teaching the history of American migrations at our November 11, 2017 session at the Miller Center for Public Affairs.

Dr. Julian Bond on "Making Civil Rights Matter"

The Center for the Liberal Arts remembers with gratitude and admiration the extraordinary life and work of Julian Bond. Bond did us the great honor of recording “Making Civil Rights Matter” for one of our workshops on teaching about the American movement for civil rights, remarks as important now as ever.

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
Lisa Woolfork Associate Professor
Co-Director; Project Director Teaching Hard Literature; Associate Professor
Associate director Natsuko Rohde
Associate Director
Becky Yancey Administrator and Program Coordinator
Administrator and Program Coordinator

Meet Our Directors

Jeffrey Holt Professor of Mathematics
Project Director Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics
 Professor van Hover
Project Director Curry School; Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development; Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Professor John Miller
Project Director Classics; Arthur F and Marian W Stocker Professor of Classics
Professor Alison Booth
Project Director English Language and Literature; Professor of English, Director, Scholars Lab
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