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
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?
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"
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
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

Latest News and Announcements

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.

Announcement
Head shot of Cristina Griffin

CLA is delighted to announce that Dr. Cristina Griffin is joining us this fall as the Managing Director of the Teaching Hard Literature project. Cristina teaches as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at UVA. Her courses span nineteenth-century literature, gothic fiction, history and theory of the novel, and gender and sexuality studies.

Announcement
Black and white picture of Fernando Valverde

Prof. Fernando Valverde, one of the star presenters at our April program "Concepts of the Global in the Literatures of the Spanish Speaking World," was featured in the Spring issue of C'ville Weekly!

News

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
Jeffrey Holt Professor of Mathematics
Project Director Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics
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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