Upcoming FREE Professional Development Programs for Teachers

Center for the Liberal Arts
presents the following Professional Development Programs for Teachers

Fall 2018 Programs are available for FREE to Virginia K-12 Teachers

Coffee, pastries, and lunch are provided free for all participants. Participants will also receive a certificate indicating completion of at least four-and-a-half hours of professional development.


Voices from the Margins: African American Contributions to the Humanities

October 20th, 2018
Howard University
African American writers, scholars, scientists, artists, and politicians have greatly influenced contemporary American culture; but their contributions continue to be marginalized as sub-fields in their various disciplines. In collaboration with the University of Virginia’s Center for the Liberal Arts and Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, this Howard University workshop will bring to the forefront these important contributions and their relationship to teaching various subjects – history and government, English, Latin and other languages and literatures, drama, and art.

Seasons and Phases of the Moon: Patterns and Cycles of the Sun and Moon (Astronomy)

November 3rd, 2018
University of Virginia – Zehmer Hall C/D
Professor Edward Murphy of the University of Virginia and Geary Albright of James Madison University will work with teachers on nature-of-science based lessons for understanding the seasons and phases of the moon.