Who Can Apply?Any secondary-level teacher (grades 6 - 12) of civics, government, U.S. History, or law studies in Florida may apply. Twenty-five secondary public and private school teachers will be chosen from numerous applicants by a selection committee.
What are the Program Highlights?Participants will enjoy interactive sessions with Florida Supreme Court Justices, take a tour of the Florida Supreme Court, participate in mock oral arguments, engage in activities for classroom implementation, and have an opportunity to network with educators from around the state who are interested in the justice system. Participants are honored with certificates recognizing them as Justice Teaching Institute Fellows, signed by all Justices.
What is the Participant’s Cost?In accordance with state guidelines, the Institute covers related travel expenses incurred by participants (transportation, accommodations, and meals) and the cost of a substitute teacher.
Will Participants Receive In-Service Credit?TEC credits for the Institute may be available. Please check with your school district.
Following the Institute, Participants will be better equipped to:Teach others with confidence about the nature, history, structure, function, and processes of the courts and judiciary;Implement strategies for effectively teaching legal concepts and systems; Utilize technology to teach law-related subjects;Identify legal resources available to assist in preparing and presenting law-related lessons and activities; andApply constitutional knowledge and principles to judicial decision-making.