Constitutional Studies Professional Development Program
for Colorado Teachers

Sponsored by the Byron White Center at the University of Colorado Law School,
the Civic Canopy and the Colorado We the People Program

June 8-9, 2015
8 - 4 pm. History Colorado Museum

Does imposition of the death penalty constitute cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution? Although capital punishment is used in 32 states and its constitutionality has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, controversies over its use continue to make headlines in Colorado. Despite opinion polls showing that over 60% of Americans support its use, the death penalty continues to be a controversial public issue.

The program will feature legal scholars and demonstrations of interactive lessons on the Eighth Amendment, including analysis of landmark Supreme Court decisions, comparative lessons, student deliberation activities, and a tour of the Colorado Judicial Learning Center. The two-day program will also include concurrent sessions on conducting a We the People simulated congressional hearing and other simulations of democratic practices.

Payment options: Please mail check to the Civic Canopy, 3532 Franklin Street, Suite H, Denver, CO 80205.  Please write June 8-9 Constitutional Studies on the memo line.   If you would like to use a credit card, please call 303-292-3144.
  Location: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
  Registration deadline: May 15, 2015. Space is limited.
Optional Credit: 1 semester graduate credit hour in political science, Adams State College, $55.00 to be paid in June. 15 hours recertification credit also available for no additional cost.

Scholarship, housing, and mileage stipend available for teachers who travel more than 60 miles. For more information email Jackie Johnson or phone Jackie at 303.908.8482.
This 2 day professional development program in Constitutional studies is offered to Colorado teachers of civics and government and is co-sponsored by the Byron White Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Colorado School of Law and the Colorado We the People Program. The We the People Program is now located at the Civic Canopy, a non profit organization devoted to enhancing civic education, civic engagement, and the civic health of Colorado.