Southern District offering virtual Teacher Institute next month

Government and social studies teachers in Indiana middle and high schools can learn about the operations of Indiana’s federal courts next month during the annual Federal Court Teacher Institute from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Registration is open for this year’s institute, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 and 17 on Zoom.

This year’s program will feature presentations from Southern District Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, 7th Circuit Librarian Heidi Kuehl, 2020-2021 Supreme Court Fellow Hannah Solomon-Strauss, and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Assistant Deans Chasity Thompson and Patricia Kinney. It will also include information about the court’s new Federal Courts 101 initiative, a look at media coverage of the federal courts and tips on incorporating information literacy into the classroom. Also, teachers will participate in a segment on careers at the courthouse featuring a deputy U.S. marshal, U.S. probation officer, law clerk and court reporter, among others.

Registration is open until June 4. Registration forms are available at www.insd.uscourts.gov/teacher-institute. Questions can be directed to Mary Giorgio at 317-229-3711 or [email protected]

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