Hon. Ronald M. George, Former Chief Justice of California, talks with institute participants about the work of the California Supreme Court and answers questions
Competitively selected K-12 teachers from across California participate in a multi-day summer civics institute focused on the judicial branch, and attend a dynamic follow-up meeting in the fall. Participants:
Due to Statewide Budget Cuts, this program is suspended for 2012.
Hon. Harold E. Kahn, Superior Court of San Francisco, discusses civic education projects with institute participants.
The California on My Honor: Leadership Institute is an opportunity for selected alumni of the Civics Institute to become leaders with the program. Leaders help organize and present at Court Connections workshops in their local communities, and provide professional development and coaching at California on My Honor: Civics Institutes
For more information contact:
Administrative Office of the Courts
Court Connections Workshops
One day teacher workshops provide teachers an exciting behind the scenes look at a local Superior court, and introduce them to civic education resources, aligned with national and California content standards. Participants have an opportunity to hear from judges, observe live courtroom proceedings, and receive lesson plans and useful resources for their grade level. Workshops are led by specially trained and selected teacher-leaders and ambassadors, who have completed both our California on My Honor: Civics Institute and Leadership Institute. All workshops have been concluded for the 2010-11 school year.
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Testimonials for Civics Institute
The new found friendships and camaraderie within this group is phenomenal. —Blair D.
This was an extremely enriching experience for several reasons. First, the caliber of the educators in the audience was extremely high. To give a lesson in front of other professionals and receive their feedback was very helpful. Second, the quality of the lessons, regardless of the level, was superb. Everyone worked amazingly hard on their lessons.—Spencer W.
I was just thinking the other day about the institute last summer and what a once in a lifetime experience that was!!! You all worked so hard to make sure every detail was taken care of. Every time I see the news and they show city hall or the justice center, I think of the incredible experience, people and learning that took place there...wow!!!! —Jacqui R.
Testimonials for Workshops
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity. That was such a great and enriching experience to bring the practical concepts into the classroom. I cannot wait to share the experience with my students tomorrow. If there are any other great opportunities that you'd be interested in having me be a part of, I'd love to be a part of it! —Roger N.