September 16, 2019
For Immediate Release
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cindy Heine, LWV of Lexington
League of Women Voters sponsors Fayette County Teacher to attend Harvard workshop
The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lexington nominated Lafayette High School U. S. History teacher Stevie Lemons for participation in a Harvard University workshop Aug, 18- 20 on the use of case study methods to teach high school civics. The workshop was taught by Professor David Moss of Harvard Business School, who pioneered the Harvard Case Study Method to teach U. S. history, democracy and civics. The method became the primary teaching strategy in the Harvard Business School, and Professor Moss began teaching the method to high school teachers. Last summer, the Business School partnered with the LWV of Greenwich, CT to offer the workshop to local high school teachers selected by the League. This pilot effort was so successful that the national LWV invited individual League chapters to nominate 1-2 outstanding teachers from their local districts to participate in the 2019 workshop.
The LWV of Lexington selected Ms. Lemons based on an essay about her passion for civic engagement, followed by a phone interview. The final step in the selection process was an interview with the Harvard Case Method Project Team.
The 2 ½ day workshop engaged teachers in intensive study of key episodes of US History including the writing of the Constitution, division over slavery, and concepts of justice and liberty throughout our history. Ms. Lemons described the experience as “incredible and captivating.” Ms. Lemons, along with other workshop participants, agreed to teach at least four cases from Professor Moss’s book, Democracy: A Case Study in her classroom this year and help moderate a community case discussion with LWV of Lexington next spring or summer.
Contact Ms. Lemons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-304-5577
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