Professional Development


2020-2021 Professional Development Update

All of our 2020-2021 Professional Development has been moved online. Dates for professional developments have been tentatively set, but may change based on information collected in the survey above. Our goal is to offer PD in a format and timeline that will enable as many participants as possible.

Mock Trial Conference 

*Update: Mock Trial Conference will now be held on September 30th* 

In the true spirit of 2020, our fall professional development is going to look a bit different than years past. This year we are hosting a Mock Trial Conference to kick off our fall PD offerings. This one-day conference will be held virtually on September 30, 2020 and is open to high school and middle school teachers and legal advisors.  

Attendees may choose between an introductory track or a more advanced “deep dive” track with concurrent breakout sessions. 

As an added bonus, anyone who purchases Mock Trial Case File will receive free conference registration! Please contact Danielle Wilmot (dwilmot@oclre.org) with any questions. 

Agenda:  Mock Trial Conference Agenda

Location: Zoom (meeting information will be emailed to registrants before the conference) 

Cost: FREE with purchase of Mock Trial Case File OR $25 for members, $70 for nonmembers 

Register: Mock Trial Conference Registration

Constitution Camp 2020

This year, Constitution Camp is going virtual! Designed for all government, history, and civics teachers, this six-week webinar series will give you tools to teach important topics in history, law, and government. Each Thursday, we will present a live webinar that will feature a conversation among some of Ohio’s foremost scholars on topics such as the Electoral College, voter suppression, and understanding the appellate process. Each webinar will be paired with teaching strategies for breaking down the content in your classrooms. Pick and choose which webinars interest you the most or join us for all six!

The webinar series will kick off on Thursday, October 1 at 5 p.m. with a webinar on “The 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage in Ohio.” Please contact Kelly Masterson at kmasterson@oclre.org with any questions.

Schedule of Webinars:  Virtual Constitution Camp Schedule

Location: Zoom (meeting information will be emailed to all participants prior to each webinar)

Cost: FREE for OCLRE members; $10 per webinar for non-members

Registration: Virtual Constitution Camp Registration 


Not a member yet?  You can easily join while registering for any OCLRE program!

If there is a strong interest in your school for a personalized professional development, OCLRE can provide one as with a minimum of five attendees, one of whom is an OCLRE member. For more information contact Ryan Suskey (rsuskey@oclre.org, 614-485-3506).


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