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15th Annual Constitution Day Conference
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Reagan Foundation invites K-12 teachers to a full day of sessions and lectures designed to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution. Each year, schools dedicate time on or around September 17 to deepen an understanding of the Constitution as a kick-off to an entire year of civic learning that prepares students to be informed, engaged citizens. The keynote speakers are:

Kenneth Morris, a descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and the co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Ditas Katague, the director of California Complete Count, which oversees and coordinates California’s education and outreach program for the 2020 Census

This event is co-sponsored by the Arsalyn Program of the Ludwick Family Foundation, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Center for Civic Education, the Southern California Social Science Association, and the Ventura County Office of Education.

Nonrefundable registration is $25 per person and includes tours of the museum and free, ready-to-use classroom lesson plans. The first 200 teachers to sign up and attend will receive a $75 stipend. For additional information about the conference, please contact Michelle M. Herczog at the Los Angeles County Office of Education at Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu or Damon Huss at Constitutional Rights Foundation at damon@crf-usa.org.

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Constitution Day Lecture with Dr. Gordon Lloyd
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a talk by Dr. Gordon Lloyd to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the creation of our nation’s founding principles. In his talk, titled “Curating the Constitution,” Dr. Lloyd will explore artistic interpretations, historical maps, and other resources to share the story of the framing of our country. Dr. Lloyd is senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and is Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He holds a Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate School. Admission to the event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is required, and open seating is first-come, first served.

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Teacher Training: Medal of Honor Character Development Program
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 (JR/SENIOR HIGH School Educators)
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 (Elementary School Educators)

Teachers from all subject areas along with counselors, coaches, and administrators are invited to attend this full day of professional development at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and co-presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The training will provide educators with the tools needed to bring into the classroom the Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a flexible, cross-curricular resource based on values embodied in the nation’s highest military honor. The lessons focus on how students can use examples of courage, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, citizenship and patriotism to influence change in their communities.

There is no fee for attending, and a complimentary lunch is provided. The Medal of Honor Foundation will reimburse schools for the cost of a substitute teacher (with the submission of an invoice). Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry will speak at the session for junior and senior high school educators on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Register for Sept. 25 (JR/SENIOR HIGH School Educators)

Register for Sept. 26 (Elementary School Educators)