Thursday, 28 January 2021 14:49

League of Women Voters Offers Local Teachers Harvard Workshop Opportunity

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has the opportunity to nominate individuals who teach US history, government or civics (grades 9-12) in public or private schools in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties to participate in a half-day live virtual professional workshop on April 3 by Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 

The April workshop must be preceded by an 8-hour virtual training program.  The Harvard Case Method Project will give teachers the capability to lead case-method style discussions in their classrooms and community forums.  This year’s training includes the workshop, a full Harvard cases curriculum, the 8-hour asynchronous virtual training program, and a professional development certificate.

Teachers attending the case method workshop must agree to teach at least 1 of the “democracy” cases in their classrooms after the workshop and help moderate at least one community case discussion with their League. 

Interested teachers should submit their name, school, and a short statement answering the question “What would you like to accomplish using the case-method style discussion?” Responses are due by Feb. 20, and should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Bryson, Schuylerville CSD instructor in United States History and Government and Syracuse University Project Advance Adjunct Instructor- PST 101 Economics who attended last year’s program notes, “The Harvard Case Method program is a tremendous asset for any high school teacher. The CMI offers a variety of high-quality, adaptable lessons that are accessible to learners of all levels. The lessons help students break away from a dogmatic approach to curriculum and introduces these students to a more nuanced understanding of history that can easily be applied to the world they currently live in.” 

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