Monday, July 30, 2007

WtP: Introduction

I have the privilege of spending a week at Serra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada learning about the We the People curriculum. I met the Las Vegas contingent at the Reno airport and we drove to the College. O the way, we stopped at Lake Tahoe to enjoy nature.

The funds for We the People curricula this training comes from the Center for Civic Education. Funds were appropriated by an act of Congress. The purpose of the programs to become responsible citizens. The goals of the Institute include gaining knowledge of the government, skills of citizenship, and dispositions of democracy and liberty.

We were warned about the wild chipmunks and

Any alcoholic beverages provided during the Institute are NOT FUNDED BY CONGRESS.

We then did two ice breakers. For the first, we wrote down, on a 1 to 100 scale, how comfortable we feel with the WtP curriculum. These were then placed on a graph to show our comfort levels as a group. Next, we were asked to choose a car (from the following) that best describes us as a teacher.
  • Hummer
  • 1957 Chevy
  • Volkswagon Bug
  • Ferrari
  • Mercedes Benz
In our groups, we discussed why we chose that car.

Afterwards, we each introduced ourselves, telling one little known fact about ourselves.

No comments: