Instruction of K-12 teachers

Content-Rich Professional Development for

K-12 Teachers

Brilliant way to open the dialogue for religious differences THEN, and with a great way to leave an open window to put in perspective the NOW. What can we learn from the past and understand where we are today?
Lorenz Chan
Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
Religious Pluralism Then and Now
Activities are affordable and doable for students (even elementary students). Information aligns well with SOLs and reinforce standards with models and visuals.
Jennifer Johnson
Gladeville Elementary School, Hillsville, VA
"The Solar System"
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
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
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

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

Jeffrey Holt Professor of Mathematics
Project Director Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics
Associate Professor  Herbert BVraun
Project Director History; Associate Professor of History, Transfer Credit Advisor
Professor of Spanish Gustavo Pellón
Project Director Foreign Languages; Professor of Spanish
Professor Alison Booth
Project Director English Language and Literature; Professor of English, Director, Scholars Lab
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