Annual Professional Development Conference
Each year, CRFC hosts the Professional Development Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government (formerly the Illinois Law-related Education Conference). This one of a kind working conference brings together teachers, professors, lawyers, judges, civic leaders, cultural institution scholars, civic education specialists, and others to highlight best practices for teaching young people awareness of their rights and responsibilities as engaged citizens.
Geared toward middle and high school teachers, the conference features dynamic workshops with nationally recognized presenters on legal and political issues, interactive teaching methods, and innovative materials for the classroom. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to share experiences, best practices, strategies, and curriculum; and join in a broader conversation about current issues.
To learn more about this year's conference, click here.
Teachers of the Year
The conference also provides the venue for the presentation of the Barbara J. O’Donnell and Edward J. Lewis II Awards for Illinois Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year. To learn more about these awards or to nominate a teacher, explore the links to the left or click here.
To learn more about the CRFC Annual Professional Development Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government contact Dee Runaas (312-663-9057 x203).