TA Workshops

Citizenship Educator Staff Development Workshop

This one-day workshop focuses on the naturalization process, what students must do in order to pass the test, and how to help "at risk" learners develop the skills and content knowledge they need to succeed at naturalization.

The one-day citizenship education staff development workshop (3-6 hours) covers:

  • Benefits of citizenship & the naturalization process
  • Legal qualifications for citizenship, steps for applying, exceptions/waivers
  • Detailed information on what students need to know and to be able to do to pass the test and successfully answer interview questions
  • Strategies for preparing students for the test/interview
  • Classroom and independent study materials for citizenship preparation
  • Demonstrations of classroom activities for teaching civics, literacy and interview skills at basic skill levels and above
  • Additional topics such as civic participation, integration of civics content with ESL objectives or other related themes (upon request)

Past participants say that it is particularly effective for developing strategies for borderline, "at risk" students with little formal education or low English language levels.

As an educator and trainer with 20 years of classroom experience and author of nationally recognized citizenship publications, I am able to offer a wealth of practical examples and classroom tested materials and resources to share with workshop participants.

Workshop fee:

  • $1,000 plus expenses for travel and reproduction of handouts

This workshop has been presented to teachers in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, and at national TESL conventions.

To schedule a workshop or receive more information (outline of workshop, sample materials, resume), email Lynne Weintraub using the link at the bottom of this page.