Upcoming FREE Professional Development Programs for Teachers
- Teaching Classical Mythology, November 5, 2016
- Spanish Professional Development Program, April 1, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE
- French Professional Development Program, April 8, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE
- Spanish Professional Development Program, April 29, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE
University of Virginia
Center for the Liberal Arts
Providing quality content-enrichment programs for K-12 teachers since 1984, the University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts is associated with recent, current, or upcoming offerings in a wide array of disciplines, including Art and Architecture, Classics, English, French, German, History, Mathematics, Politics, and Spanish.
The University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts invites you to explore our website to learn about and enroll in future programs and to consult our resources for teachers. And please feel free to contact us at any time with requests for programs, or for more information about the Center.
News & Announcements
- More than 60 schoolteachers from around the country headed to UVA and Monticello during the summer of 2016 to learn more about unique digital resources that put Thomas Jefferson’s extensive records and papers directly in the hands of students across the country.
- The Center for the Liberal Arts announces the resignation of its Associate Director, Dr. Cheryl Ayers, who joined CLA last fall and who also served for a period in the spring as Interim Director. We thank Dr. Ayers for bringing her scholarly knowledge and K-12 professional development experiences to our programs in 2015-2016, and we hope to work with her again in the future—perhaps in her new capacity at Virginia Tech as Associate Director of the Center for Economic Education. We know that her departure will be a disappointment to those who worked with her during this year’s programs but will be glad to know she remains involved in the professional development of Virginia teachers. She will also continue living in Charlottesville and working as an Advanced Research Specialist for the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in the Curry School of Education at UVA.
- Center for the Liberal Arts receives third grant from Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
- Resources for teachers from recent CLA workshops:
- “Debating Archaeology”
- “Understanding Religion in American History”
- “World Regions in your Classroom: Latin America, 1492-2013″
- U.Va. Chosen to Host ‘Priceless’ Shakespeare Folio 400 Years After Bard’s Death
- MORE NEWS
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.