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.


Joint program with Teaching Tolerance on teaching the history of race in the US

March 23rd, 2019
University of Richmond
On March 23, 2019 the University of Virginia’s Center for the Liberal Arts and Teaching Tolerance will offer a follow-up to last year’s program on Teaching the History of Race in America: the event will be free to all K-12 teachers, will be held at the University of Richmond, and will include participants from Teaching Tolerance, UVA’s Carter Woodson Institute, and historian Edward Ayers. More details to follow soon. For an account of last year’s program, see https://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-program-arms-k-12-teachers-resources-slavery-and-racism This year’s presentations will focus on classroom uses of Teaching Hard History, The Illusion of Progress, and American Panorama. Both those who attended last year’s program and those who didn’t are welcome!

  • For more information on this program see (PDF)
  • Enrollment complete: register to join waiting list

Program for foreign language teachers, on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching Spanish

April 27th, 2019
University of Lynchburg
CLA Project Director Prof. Gustavo Pellón will lead the program “Enlazando lengua y cultura” on April 27th, at the University of Lynchburg, 9AM – 3PM. The program will be conducted entirely in Spanish, and it will cover topics such as music, film and literature with a roundtable discussion session. It is a follow-up session to the program held last year at UVA, but all are welcome, including teachers who did not attend last year. The program is funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and is free, including breakfast, lunch and materials, for all K-12 teachers.

Thomas Jefferson and Community Life at Monticello

April 27th, 2019
On April 27th, Prof. Lisa Reilly of the UVA Department of Architectural History will direct the “Thomas Jefferson and Community Life at Monticello” program, which will shed light upon the life of the enslaved community at Monticello. We hope to bring a fuller understanding of the complex nature of community life at Monticello, particularly the enslaved community, and a working knowledge of using a digital tool for primary research in the classroom. The program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is free for all participants.

  • For more information on this program see (PDF)
  • Enrollment complete: register to join waiting list