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
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
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
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
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?
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

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Latest News and Announcements

In summer 2020, Siva Vaidhyanathan and Will Hitchcock, faculty members from the Deliberative Media Lab at the UVA Democracy Initiative, launched a podcast titled Democracy in Danger.

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a Black woman with short brown hair and *great* pink lipstick

We are thrilled to announce our co-director Lisa Woolfork is working in the gallery as the April New City Arts Fellow.

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Gustavo and the rest of the award recipients

From left: Louis Blount, Jackie Yau, Pamela St. Clair, Debbie Sommer, Gustavo Pellón, Sheila Cockey,  Patrick Wininger, Suzan Griffin, and David Gies. 

On Saturday December 11, the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese presented Professor Gustavo Pellón with the David T. Gies Distinguished Service Award.  This award recognizes individuals who have worked toward improving the teaching of Spanish in Virginia, above and beyond the general job requirements. 
 

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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; 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 Alison Booth
Project Director English Language and Literature; Professor of English, Director, Scholars Lab
Professor of Spanish Gustavo Pellón
Project Director Foreign Languages; Professor of Spanish
Professor Halvorson-Taylor
Project Director Religion; Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
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