2018-2019 Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Institute Application
What is the Justice Teaching Institute (JTI)?
JTI is a law-related education program sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court, with The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Foundation, and the Center for Law Education also providing support. Participants experience a wide range of sessions with Supreme Court Justices and other judges while participating in interactive activities. As participants encounter relevant examples of the justice system in action, they will be better equipped to convey information to the classroom so that students will see the importance of the judicial process. For additional information, visit our website at: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/education/ index.shtml

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; and
Apply constitutional knowledge and principles to judicial decision-making.

Email address *
Application deadline: November 30, 2018
Complete and submit the online application by midnight on November 30, 2018.
To complete the online application, you will need to upload the following documents when prompted:
Copy of your resume
Letter of recommendation from school administration (principal or vice principal)
Name *
Best Contact Phone Number *
Home Address (Street, City, State, Zip) *
School Name *
School Address (Street, City, State, Zip) *
School Phone Number *
County/School District *
Type of School *
Number of years as a teacher *
Grade(s) you currently teach *
Number of students impacted per year *
Subject(s) you currently teach *
Composition of student population *
Have you previously applied to attend the Justice Teaching Institute and not been selected? *
If you have applied previously, please note the number of times you have applied.
Program Involvement: Have you participated in any of the following programs? Check all that apply. *
Why do you want to attend the Justice Teaching Institute? *
Special Accommodations: Please identify any special accommodations needed during the Institute as well as any specific dietary requirements or food allergies that we should be aware of in planning for the program. *
Please upload a copy of your recent resume including employment history and any teaching awards or honors you have received. *
Please upload a letter of recommendation from school administration (principal or vice principal) *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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