Professional Development Opportunities

The McConnell Center's Civic Education Program is a non-profit, non-partisan series established to assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the American Constitution and history to encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org/Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Teachers Scholars Program:

30 teachers; yearlong program in conjunction with the McConnell Center's Public Lecture Series, which includes monthly lectures and private discussions with professors and historians; culminates in summer travel (locations vary)

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Conferences:

15 teachers per conference; four-day sessions focused on primary source materials (locations vary)

Visits to McConnell-Chao Archives:

Request a free, guided tour of the Civic Education Gallery of the U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Archives. Guided tours last approximately 90 minutes.

Living History Series:

Kentucky high school classrooms attend public lectures and private sessions with keynote speakers and scholars at the McConnell Center