Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is committed to meeting the demands from schools for National Park Service-sponsored professional development workshops. We offer the following workshops throughout the year, subject to staff availability. To register for a workshop contact a park ranger at 501.374.1957 or email us for more information. All workshops correlate to the Arkansas' Social Studies Frameworks and /or the National Educational Technology Standards and have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Civil Rights Teachers' Institute
The annual 2015 Civil Rights Teachers' Institute is being planned for July.Applications will be available after January 10, 2015 and will be accepted until the Institute is full. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015. Additional professional development opportunities provided by an Arkansas Department of Education assured provider are offered throughout the year and workshops can be requested by schools or education cooperatives for in-service training.Please contact Park Ranger Jodi Morris at (501) 396-3010 or by emaile-mail usif you have any questions or need assistance planning your field trip or professional development training.
Below are Professional Development trainings that NPS staff can provide for school districts or education cooperatives:
Explore Civil Rights through Service Learning and Oral History with the Little Rock Central High School Memory Project Griots.
Exploring Arkansas History with the National Park Service Online and On Foot! (Arkansas History)Discover online resources from the National Park Service for exploring history from the Civil War to Civil Rights with digital technology. Learn how to plan a meaningful field trip to the places where history happened. Suggested for grades 5-12.
Slavery and Slave Resistance in Arkansas (Arkansas History)
Arkansas's Trail of Tears Legacy (Arkansas History)
This is a six hour workshop using online, mutli-media resources to explore the impact of the Trail of Tears on Arkansas and the rights of American Indians and African Americans (freedmen) who were relocated as part of the 1830 Indian Removal Act. Indian Removal had a tremendous economic and social impact on Arkansas. This workshop includes Arkansas history and technology integration.
Theatre Arts and Social Justice using the Central High Story