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Teachers Of Government

  1. 1. Teachers of Government The Richard W. Riley Institute Furman University Greenville, South Carolina
  2. 2. Introducing . . . Your Presenters from Greenville County Schools <ul><li>Hale Edwards </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Riverside Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>2006 TOG Participant </li></ul><ul><li>Kati Linn </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Social Studies Riverside Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>2007 TOG Participant </li></ul><ul><li>Penelope Boswell </li></ul><ul><li>6 th Grade Social Studies Woodmont Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>2007 TOG Participant </li></ul><ul><li>Tami Miller </li></ul><ul><li>ADEPT Teacher Leader </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>2005 TOG Participant </li></ul>
  3. 3. Furman University Greenville, SC
  4. 4. The Richard W. Riley Institute <ul><li>The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership is a multi-faceted, non-partisan institute. </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated with the Department of Political Science at Furman University. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Richard W. Riley Institute <ul><li>Named for former Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education. </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute is unique in the United States in the emphasis it places on engaging students in the various arenas of politics, public policy, and public leadership. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Richard W. Riley Summer Institute for Teachers of Government <ul><li>Intensive one- week program for high school and middle school teachers of Government </li></ul>Participants spend a week in Washington, DC!
  7. 7. Coordinated by Furman professor, Dr. Elizabeth S. Smith 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award
  8. 8. <ul><li>Teachers meet with governmental officials, </li></ul><ul><li>politicians, non-governmental activists, and </li></ul><ul><li>members of education policy-making agencies. </li></ul>In Washington, DC . . .
  9. 9. <ul><li>Dr. Elizabeth Smith and Dr. Danielle Vinson </li></ul><ul><li>will facilitate lectures, readings, and </li></ul><ul><li>discussions to further enhance your </li></ul><ul><li>Washington experience! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The combination of intensive learning, networking, and exposure to decision makers is designed to expand useful contacts and promote effective teaching. </li></ul>
  11. 11. This program is FREE of charge for those accepted . . .
  12. 12. and operates each summer in July!
  13. 13. Why should I become a Teachers of Government participant? <ul><li>Allows teachers the opportunity to network </li></ul><ul><li>with others in their field by providing structured </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities that promote sharing ideas and best </li></ul><ul><li>practices with one another. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Teachers of Government Advisory Council <ul><li>Panel of selected Teachers of Government participants </li></ul><ul><li>Two-year term of service </li></ul><ul><li>Assist teachers with best practices, lesson planning, and questions about the TOG experience </li></ul><ul><li>Featured on the Riley Institute website with direct links to each advisory council member’s email </li></ul>
  15. 15. How can I apply to become a Teachers of Government participant? <ul><li>Visit the Teachers of Government link on the Furman website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.furman.edu/riley/programs/teachers.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Teachers of Government booth located _____ for more information. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Join us for the next Teachers of Government experience! <ul><li>July 19 – July 25, 2008 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN