Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

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 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 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"
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
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
Thanks, again, for the opportunity to spend part of my Saturday contemplating great literature and hearing the perspective of eminent scholars.
Ruth Loop
Meadowbrook High School, Richmond, VA.
Homer’s Odyssey in a Global Context

Latest News and Announcements

Two men worshipping

UVA's Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab is now accepting applications for Teaching Fellows during Spring 2022.

News
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. 
 

Announcement
Artwork from Odyssey

From our "Homer's Odyssey in a Global Context" program (Nov. 14, 2020), two teachers developed classroom materials on the topic. Jen Swalec (Westport, CT) and Paul Perrot (Arlington, VA) created wonderful teaching resources for the classroom, and we hope you will take advantage of them.

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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

 Professor van Hover
Project Director Curry School; Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development; Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Professor Halvorson-Taylor
Project Director Religion; Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab
Jeffrey Holt Professor of Mathematics
Project Director Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics
Professor Alison Booth
Project Director English Language and Literature; Professor of English, Director, Scholars Lab
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