Franklin Police & Fire: Heidi Bonfante will travel to Washington D. C. this June

Posted by Communications on 5/10/2017

Heidi Bonfante,  Franklin’s Professional Development Specialist, will travel to Washington, D.C. this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute.  After a highly competitive application process, 60 teachers were selected to participate this year. The Institute, open to teachers in the fields of law-related and civic education, is co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society. 

The Institute offers teachers the opportunity to study recent Supreme Court cases in detail and learn innovative teaching methods for conveying this information to students. Well-known Supreme Court lawyers, reporters, scholars, and educators will be among the speakers and instructors for the Institute. Teachers will visit the Court to attend decisions and a reception.

Upon returning home, teachers will be available to present workshops on teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court, and to meet with media to discuss how the new skills and information will apply in their classrooms.