Torie York, AP Government teacher and Social Studies Department Chair at Edmond Santa Fe High School, will travel to Washington, D.C. this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute. After a highly competitive application process, 60 teachers were selected nationwide to participate this year. The Institute, open to teachers in the fields of law-related and civic education, is cosponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society

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The Institute offers teachers the opportunity to study recent Supreme Court cases in detail and learn innovative teaching methods for conveying this information to students. Wellknown Supreme Court lawyers, reporters, scholars, and educators will be among the speakers and instructors for the Institute. A recent evaluation of the Supreme Court Summer Institute found that after participating in the program, teachers who attended  felt much more confident discussing controversial issues and Supreme Court cases in their classrooms and using interactive teaching strategies more frequently. 

Upon returning home, teachers will be available to present workshops on teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court and to meet with the media to discuss how the skills and information will apply in their classrooms.