Professional Development

Professional Development

Are you an educator interested in adding and analyzing primary sources to your toolkit? The Indiana University Center on Representative Government offers workshops and conference sessions in Indiana and around the country.  All presentations help teachers reflect on and develop their own best practices: with an emphasis on inquiry-based activities incorporating primary sources from the Library of Congress and other facilities with Open Educational Resources. Many of our sessions focus specifically on topics related to teaching civics and citizenship.


Native Americans and American Citizenship

September 16, 2023

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with Dr. Jace Weaver facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.



Upcoming Workshops

The Center hosts free civics workshops for teachers throughout the country. These workshops aim to inform teachers on how to incorporate the free civics interactive Engaging Congress into their existing curriculum. These sessions include activities and free giveaways.  For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn, Director of Education.

Engaging Congress Workshops

Center on Representative Government

201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana

Phone: (812) 856-4706
Fax: (812) 856-4703