Emerald Cove Middle began offering Law Studies as an elective class this past year. In an effort to increase her knowledge and bring real simulations Ms. Ana Villanueva, was recently selected to attend the Florida Supreme Court Teacher Justice Teaching Institute in Tallahassee, FL.
The five day Justice Teaching Institute (JTI) provides innovative hands-on training to 20 to 25 secondary teachers in Florida. It incorporates mock oral arguments, an overview of the State Courts System, history of the Supreme Court of Florida, visits to the trial and appellate courts, case studies among many other things.
“I was so inspired that I applied to the 2012 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers in Washington D.C. this June and was accepted!” added Ms. Villanueva.
The Institute includes sessions led by Supreme Court experts, journalists, authors, and attorneys, who give teachers an in-depth understanding of how the Court chooses and decides cases, and what it is like to argue before the Court.
“This exciting opportunity culminates with a visit to the Court to hear decisions handed down and a private reception at the Court,” said Ms. Villanueva.
The Institute prepares teachers to use innovative teaching methods with current and past cases. Beyond the content-rich sessions and activities, teachers are also equipped with the skills and tools to train fellow teachers at home.
For more information contact Ana Villanueva at (561) 803-8000 or via email at email@example.com.
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