Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

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
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
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
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
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
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

Latest News and Announcements

Capoeira dancer

CLA is excited to announce the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding has awarded us a grant, which will amply fund our next three Spanish programs. Longview Foundation supports teacher preparation and other innovative programs focused on international education in the U.S. 

A Practical Workshop in Teaching paarticipants

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.

Professor Karl Shuve speaking with teachers

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?


Past Videos

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

Professor John Miller
Project Director Classics; Arthur F and Marian W Stocker Professor of Classics
Professor Halvorson-Taylor
Project Director Religion; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Religious Studies
Project Director Schools and Teachers Jennifer Sublette
Project Director Schools and Teachers; Director of Professional Learning, Albemarle County Public Schools
Associate Professor  Herbert BVraun
Project Director History; Associate Professor of History, Transfer Credit Advisor
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