Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

The insights offered by the presenters were thought-provoking. I am leaving with several new lenses through which to view my own continued growth as an educator and life-long learner. The media-based presentations were especially interesting.
James Marshall
Henrico High School, Richmond, VA
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Spanish
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 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
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

Latest News and Announcements

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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!


The new resource will support K-12 teachers’ teaching of literature associated with under-represented groups.

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UVA Today reached out to University of Virginia faculty and staff, and asked them to speak to the art, music and literature that is bringing them solace in these difficult days. We wanted to share this with you, to bring some good news and hope to your day.


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

Profesor Lisa Reilly
Project Director Art; Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Architectural History
 Professor van Hover
Project Director Curry School; Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development; Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Associate Professor Marc Selverstone
Project Director Miller Center; Associate Professor and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program
Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy
Project Director Science; Professor of Astronomy
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