Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

I loved this opportunity to learn more and gain more knowledge. Thank you for all the work everyone did to ensure we would have an interesting and uplifting meeting.
Giselle Schneider
Potomac Falls High School, Potomac Falls, VA,
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Spanish
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
Loved the straight-forward discussion about race and how we teach about it. I also got so many ideas and strategies to take back to my classroom.
Tanya Insanally
Oakton High School, Vienna, VA
Teaching the History of Race in the US
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

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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

Associate Professor  Herbert BVraun
Project Director History; Associate Professor of History, Transfer Credit Advisor
Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy
Project Director Science; Professor of Astronomy
Professor Halvorson-Taylor
Project Director Religion; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Religious Studies
Jeffrey Holt Professor of Mathematics
Project Director Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics
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