Teach-In, a Georgetown Law School student group, visited IDEA February 28 to introduce seniors to key topics on law and criminal justice.
Scholars had the opportunity to participate in mini-courses such as Thinking Like a Lawyer, Informed Citizens, Burden of Proof, and Trial Procedure.
Georgetown's Teach-In was founded in 2015 after the Baltimore riots by a Georgetown Law student as an interactive teaching and learning experience. Every year Georgetown Law students partner with Baltimore and DC high schools to teach lessons on practical criminal law, social justice, and careers in law.
Thanks to Dr. Gabriel and Mr. Stevens for sharing their classrooms with the Teach-In and to Dr. Gabriel, Mr. Sheehan, Mr. Bell, Mr. Christian, Ms. Afari, and Ms. Cofield for preparing scholars for the visit and for their active engagement during the lessons.
"A highlight for me was seeing student engagement," said IDEA Math Coach Heidi Simonsen, who coordinated the event. "One example of this was when Khalil, Khyrell, Jaylah, Aniyah, and Giovanni presented cases in a mock trial and did an amazing job!"