Center for Teacher Excellence

Past Seminars

 Over 3,000 public, private, and homeschool teachers from 42 states have participated in the seminar series in American civics education. The CTE has conducted 65 seminars in thirteen states. Seminar topics include the following:

  • Teaching the Declaration of Independence: Are These Truths Self-Evident Today?
  • A More Perfect Union: Teaching the Constitution of the United States
  • Founding Father: George Washington and the American Founding
  • “All Possess Alike Liberty of Conscience”: The First Amendment, Religious Liberty, and the American Founding
  • Life, Liberty, and Property: Economics and the American Founding
  • Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Secession: Understanding the Civil War
  • Natural Rights and Justice: Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement
  • The Cold War: Understanding America’s Clash with Communism
  • Will Free Markets Protect the Planet? Economics and the Environment
  • Life, Liberty, and Property: Globalization and the Commercial Republic
  • A Living Constitution? Progressives and the American Regime
  • Winston Churchill and the Virtues of Statesmanship
  • Free Markets and the Constitution

Teaching the Declaration of Independence: Are These Truths Self-Evident Today?

  • January 13, 2012 - Dallas, Texas
  • October 8, 2005 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • March 12, 2004 - Temecula, California
  • September 11-12, 2003 - Omaha, Nebraska
  • April 10-11, 2003 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy
  • October 17-19, 2002 - Plymouth, Minnesota
    Providence Academy
  • September 27-28, 2002 - Naples, Florida
    (co-sponsored with the Collier Co. Public Schools)
    The Community School of Naples
  • May 17-18, 2002 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • April 21, 2002 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • January 25-26, 2002 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • November 16-17, 2001 - Hillsdale, Michigan

A More Perfect Union: Teaching the Constitution of the United States

  • October 14, 2011 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • October 12, 2012 - Dallas, Texas
  • November 5, 2010 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
    The Vanguard School
  • August 17, 2010 - West Valley City, Utah
  • October 9, 2009 - Harrogate, Tennessee
    Lincoln Memorial University
  • March 7, 2008 - San Diego, California
    Scottish Rite Masonic Center
  • November 9, 2007 - Phoenix, Arizona
    Valley Classical Christian School
  • April 26, 2007 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Bishop Leonard-St. Mary of the Mount Academy
  • October 13, 2006 - Orlando, Florida
    The First Academy
  • August 17, 2006 - Northville, Michigan
    Northville High School
  • April 28, 2006 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • July 8-9, 2005 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • October 10, 2003 - Wingate, North Carolina
    (held in conjunction with the Jesse Helms Center Foundation)
  • November 1-2, 2002 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • June 28-29, 2002 - Hillsdale, Michigan

Founding Father: George Washington and the American Founding

  • February 4-5, 2011 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • February 1-2, 2008 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • January 22, 2008 - Hillsdale, Michigan
    Hillsdale Academy
  • February 2-3, 2007 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • January 27-28, 2006 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • January 30-31, 2004 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • January 17-18, 2003 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • February 16-17, 2002 - Hillsdale, Michigan

“All Possess Alike Liberty of Conscience”: The First Amendment, Religious Liberty, and the American Founding

  • December 2-3, 2005 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • August 8-9, 2003 - Hillsdale, Michigan

Life, Liberty, and Property: Economics and the American Founding

  • March 28-29, 2008 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • April 16-17, 2004 - Hillsdale, Michigan

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Secession: Understanding the Civil War

  • October 8, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee
    Lincoln Memorial University
  • November 21-22, 2008 - Hillsdale Michigan
  • July 11-12, 2008 - Springfield, Illinois
    Hoogland Center for the Arts
  • November 2-3, 2007 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • July 23-24, 2004 - Hillsdale, Michigan

Natural Rights and Justice:  Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement

  • November 3-4, 2006 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • March 26-27, 2004 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • August 2-3, 2002 - Hillsdale, Michigan

The Cold War: Understanding America’s Clash with Communism

  • April 18, 2008 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy
  • August 20, 2007 - Gibraltar, Michigan
    Oscar A. Carlson High School
  • October 23, 2006 - Wingate, North Carolina
    Jesse Helms Center
  • October 31, 2005 - Raleigh, North Carolina

Will Free Markets Protect the Planet? Economics and the Environment

  • June 29-30, 2007 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • March 10-11, 2006 - Hillsdale, Michigan

A Living Constitution? Progressives and the American Regime

  • April 16-17, 2010 - Hillsdale, Michigan
  • January 30-31, 2009 - Hillsdale, Michigan

Winston Churchill and the Virtues of Statesmanship

  • April 17-18, 2009 - Hillsdale, Michigan

Free Markets and the Constitution

  • April 15, 2011 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • April 12, 2013 - Colorado Springs, Colorado