James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP), Source: Civic Education Washington State james madison legacy project | jmlp banner

The James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP) is a three-year nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that will (1) increase the number of highly effective teachers of high-need students through the professional development of 2,025 teachers, (2) increase the achievement of at least 202,500 students in attaining state standards in civics and government, (3) serve the self-identified professional development needs of a minimum of more than 500 participating schools with significant concentrations of high-need students throughout the United States, and (4) evaluate the relative effectiveness of the Center’s research-validated traditional professional development model enhanced with online resources and a new blended-learning variation of the traditional model that also uses online resources.

The project will focus on identifying cost-effective means of providing widely available professional development programs useful in enhancing the knowledge and skills required of teachers to promote high-need and other students’ attainment of state standards in civics and government.

The James Madison Legacy Project is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Supporting Effective Educator Development program. Nevada Middle School and High School government, history, world history teachers who fit the criteria and participate in either one of our Professional Development Equivalents (PDEs) or Summer Institutes will be given $500 and a class set of We the People books at their grade level.

Professional Development Hours by year:

Year 1:

30 hours of Professional Development for a minimum of 25 teachers during the 2015-16 academic year
36 hours of Professional Development during June/July of 2016

Year 2:

16 hours of Professional Development for a minimum of 25 teachers during the 2016-17 academic year
36 hours of Professional Development during June/July of 2017

Year 3:

16 hours of Professional Development of 25 teachers during the 2017-18 academic year
36 hours of Professional Development during June/July of 2018
  • The 2016 Summer Institute took place at the Northern Nevada Bar Center, 9456 Double R Boulevard, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521 on June 20th to June 25th 2016.
  • The 2017 Summer Institute took place at the Northern Nevada Bar Center, 9456 Double R Boulevard, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521 on June 12th to June 16th 2017.
  • The 2018 Summer Institute took place June 14th and 15th at the State Bar of Nevada, 3100 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • September 15, 2018 we held a “Taking Informed Action” training at the State Bar in Las Vegas and on September 22, 2018 a similar training took place at Washoe County School District on Matley Lane. 

For more information, please call Kathleen Dickinson, State Coordinator at kariedi(at)gmail.com, cell 702.419.4555

Introduction to the James Madison Legacy Project

For more on the research and results of that research on the James Madison Legacy Project, please visit JMPLResearch.org.