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Missouri teachers: explore social media and the First Amendment at the Street Law Professional Development Workshop

Missouri high school social studies teachers are invited to delve into the complex intersection of the First Amendment and social media at a free, two-day professional development workshop hosted by The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Department, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, and the Judicial Learning Center.   

Taking place Feb. 28- 29 in Jefferson City, the workshop will offer educators a unique opportunity to engage with legal experts, explore current cases, and develop classroom-ready strategies for tackling these ever-evolving issues. 

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, but how does that translate to the online world? This workshop will provide teachers with the tools and resources they need to help their students with critical thinking skills and legal understanding they need to navigate this complex and often-controversial topic. 

The workshop aligns with Missouri Learning Standards and provides educators with valuable professional development credits. Meals and materials are included, and lodging is available for participants traveling from outside Jefferson City. Additionally, accepted teachers can apply for a $100 school reimbursement to help cover substitute costs. 

Registration is open and closes Feb. 2. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by Feb. 6. Space is limited. Click here to register today. 

For more information contact Dr. Tony Simones at tsimones@mobar.org or Rachel Marshall at rachel_marshall@ca8.uscourts.gov.