Educational resources for teachers

Justice Teaching Institute

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the UW-Madison School of Education teamed up to offer the Judicial Teaching Institute to Wisconsin middle- and high-school teachers from 1999 to 2011. The institute was an opportunity for teachers to learn highly engaging teaching methods and interactive curriculum to help students learn content while enhancing critical thinking and literacy skills.

While the teaching institute is not offered this year, an extensive teacher's guide full of resources that was developed for the institute remains available free online: Connecting to the courts: A teacher's guide to the Wisconsin courts Adobe PDF.

Watch the Chief Justice's 2009 Justice Teaching Institute presentation. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson discusses the history and powers of the Wisconsin Supreme Court with teachers attending the 2009 Judicial Teaching Institute.