The Legislative Scholar Program provides social studies, history, government, and civics teachers from across Washington with an opportunity to learn first-hand about the state legislative process. The program equips teachers with resources and ideas to more effectively teach civics in their classrooms and offers professional development in an immersive setting at the Capitol Campus.
- Meet with legislators, staff, agency representatives, and civic education organizations
- Learn how the legislative, executive, and judicial branches interact
- Learn where to find and how to use legislative resources available to the public
- Meet with Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst and tour the Supreme Court
- Participate in a mock committee hearing led by a legislator
- Develop lesson plans for classroom use
Clock Hours Available
Teachers can receive up to 35 clock hours (depending on final approval) through ESD 113.
Applications due by June 26, 2015
The Legislative Scholar Program is produced by the nonpartisan civic education offices of the Washington State Senate and House of Representative as a source of professional development and classroom resources for educators. It is not a forum for learning about political advocacy or lobbying.
All program materials and some meals (snacks, daily continental breakfast, four lunches, and one dinner) are provided by the Legislature. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and remaining meals.