Over Presidents' Day weekend, February 13-16, teams of middle school teachers from across the country participated in a training seminar for the We the People Initiative for High-Needs Students. The seminar provided the teachers with content expertise and interactive methods in the We the People curriculum. In addition, each school team was linked with an experienced We the People mentor teacher who will encourage, support, and assist the team throughout the academic year.
The We the People Initiative for High-Needs Students is a comprehensive outreach effort to address the needs of schools in the United States with significant numbers of high-need students. Although the We the People Programs are currently available to every elementary and secondary school that wishes to participate, the initiative is a focused effort to reach schools that serve high percentages of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and those experiencing attendance or truancy problems. The goal of this long-term project is to provide program assistance to schools in all fifty states at all three grade levels.
For more information on the We the People Initiative for High-Needs Students, please call Robert Leming or Maria Gallo at 818-591-9321, or Mark Molli at 202-861-8800.