Making Democracy Work

2021 Harvard Case Management Project (Virtual)

Harvard Case Method for Active High School History, Government and Civics teachers (Grades 9-12).

Date of Workshop April 3, 2021

The case method civics project, a collaboration between the Case Method Institute and the League, working closely with Harvard Business School is again seeking nominations from local Leagues. Since 2019, over 60 League chapters in 28 states have nominated nearly 100 teachers to take part in this project which aims to train high school students for active citizenship. The training is the entry point to a sustained partnership with the Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy, which aims to help teachers more effectively deliver on the democratic promise of a high school education. The Institute provides training, case materials and ongoing teacher support entirely free of charge.

The Broome-Tioga League first participated in 2020. Our representative awardee was Rachel Murat, from Union-Endicott School District, past NYS Teacher of the Year.

Since 2019, over 60 League chapters in 28 states have nominated nearly 100 teachers to take part in this project which aims to train high school students for active citizenship.    This spring, the Case Method Institute will again invite Leagues across the country to nominate high school history, government and civics teachers to attend its free virtual professional development workshop. After completing this workshop, teachers will be equipped to lead case- method style discussions in their classrooms and community forums.

This unique and exciting program includes:

1. An afternoon of live, online training with Harvard Business School Professor David Moss on Saturday, April 3, including an interactive case discussion. Professor Moss will discuss his "History of American Democracy" course and illustrate the case method teaching approach - the core pedagogy used at Harvard Business School for decades.

2. A full curriculum of Harvard cases free of cost from the "History of American Democracy."

3. An 8-hour asynchronous training program, completed before the Zoom-based session with Professor Moss, where participants will become familiar with case method teaching.

4. A certificate from the Case Method Institute detailing 32 hours of professional development, delivered upon successful completion of the course and related training and implementation.   The training is the entry point to a sustained partnership with the Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy, which aims to help teachers more effectively deliver on the democratic promise of a high school education. The Institute provides training, case materials and ongoing teacher support entirely free of charge.

We are keeping in mind the League's DEI initiatives when nominating teachers, and where possible, to engage candidates from resource-challenged school districts. We are hoping to increase our presence in rural and urban high schools too.  

Post Workshop Requirements:

After completing the workshop, nominated teachers are expected to pilot at least one case in their classes during this school year and to help moderate at least one community case discussion that will be organized by their League before June 30, 2022.  

Deadline to submit teacher resumes is March 2, 2021 to lwvbroometioga@gmail.com