The Harvard Case Study Project 

In spring 2021, the Case Method Institute will again invite high-school history, government, and civics teachers to attend its free online professional development workshop. After completing this workshop, teachers will be equipped to lead case-method style discussions in their classrooms and community forums. This unique and exciting program includes: 
  • An afternoon of live, online training with Harvard Business School Professor David Moss on Saturday, April 3, including an interactive case discussion. Professor Moss will discuss his “History of American Democracy” course and illustrate the case method teaching approach—the core pedagogy used at Harvard Business School for decades. 
  • A full curriculum of Harvard cases free of cost from “History of American Democracy.”
  • An 8-hour asynchronous training program, completed before the Zoom-based session with Professor Moss, where participants will become familiar with case method teaching.
  • certificate from the Institute detailing 32 hours of professional development, delivered upon successful completion of the course and related training and implementation.
The training is the entry-point to a sustained partnership with the Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy, which aims to help teachers more effectively deliver on the democratic promise of a high-school education by bringing the case method to high-schools and communities nationwide. By completing the training, teachers gain access to the full curriculum of cases (which can be taught individually or as a stand-alone course) as well as ongoing support from the program staff to help with implementation. The Case Method Institute provides everything entirely free of charge.
“I’ve never had this experience as a teacher before, and it's explicitly due to the case method—it's a game changer.” 
—Eleanor Cannon, History Teacher, Houston, TX 

Nomination Process
The League of Women Voters is looking for enthusiastic teachers of US history, government, or civics (grades 9-12) to nominate for the Case Study Method We can only consider active high school teachers in these subject areas.
Nominations are welcomed on a rolling basis, but the FINAL deadline to nominate teachers is March 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

Pennsylvania social studies teachers who are interested in being nominated by the League of Women Voters should contact Roberta Winters, President of the League of Women Voters of Radnor Township:

Telephone Interview with Teachers
Nominated teachers’ ultimate participation in the workshop is subject to final approval by the Case Method Institute, whose representatives will ask to connect with each teacher briefly by phone. Please note that this is not an attempt to narrow the group of candidates for attendance. Instead, these conversations are meant to introduce teachers to the program, and to confirm that their teaching assignments will allow them to implement the case method in their high schools.
Post-Workshop Requirements
After completing the workshop, nominated teachers are expected to pilot at least one case in their classes during this school year and to help moderate at least one community case discussion that will be organized by their League by the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

To learn more about the Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy, please visit this page.
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