Civic Education for Kentucky Teachers
For more than 15 years, the McConnell Center's Civic Education Program has served Kentucky educators. Our key efforts center on offering opportunities for teachers to broaden their knowledge of great books and ideas and to strengthen their ability to lead in the classroom and community.
Professional Development Opportunities
- Vital Remnants, a monthly book challenge with supplementary podcasts and reading guides for classroom and personal development (10 PD credits available to KY teachers)
- Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to learn of our latest news and events
- Join our online community to network with teachers across the state
For Your Classroom
- Join us at our Monthly Lecture Series or Distinguished Speaker Series. Funds for bus transportation and class lunch may be available upon request.
- Request classroom sets of our free publication series
- Bring your class to learn about the structure of federal government, archival work and the public service legacies of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao at the McConnell Chao Archives.
Natalie C. Smith
McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator
About the McConnell Center's Civic Education Program
The McConnell Center began the non-profit, non-partisan Civic Education Program in 2005 to assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and history and to encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.
The McConnell Center conducts educational programs for teachers, students (K-12 and college), and the general public focused on developing a strong knowledge of U.S. history and fostering creative thinking about the possibilities and problems of citizenship in the 21st century.
“American democracy will only flourish as long as our citizens are knowledgeable and engaged. Through intense seminars, lectures, discussions and retreats, we hope to contribute to the teaching of American government and U.S. history in Kentucky schools.” - Gary Gregg, PhD, McConnell Center Director