Teaching Lorain Institute

The Teaching Lorain Institute is a professional development program for any K – 12 educator interested in connecting his or her students to Lorain’s history, public policy, economics, and youth engagement. Participants learn from area leaders and experts, engage in various activities focused on pedagogy, visit interesting sites around Lorain and develop classroom-ready curricula for immediate use.

Mission Statement

Lorain’s shared future depends on developing and maintaining a strong “love of place” in teachers and students who work and/or live in the City. Teaching Lorain* is a professional development program for teachers and other school personnel that is designed to educate and engage them in the rich history and tradition of the City of Lorain.

*Teaching Lorain is modeled after the already successful program Teaching Cleveland, a nonprofit (teachcle.org) which aims to build informed and engaged Clevelanders who are positively changing our region.

Primary Topic, Winter 2021:  Civic Engagement

Session One: Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch provided)
• Icebreaker Activity
• Brief History of Lorain and its growth and impact on civic engagement
• Bus Tour of Lorain

Session Two: Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
• Opportunities for Civic Engagement Today

Session Three: Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
• Issues that demand Civic Engagement – changing the narrative of Lorain

Session Four: Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
• Community Engagement Roundtable – meet various community leaders in Lorain who are working to re-build the community at a grassroots level

For more information or to register for the Teaching Lorain Institute, contact:

Barb Piscopo, Executive Director
Lorain Historical Society
440-245-2563 • [email protected]

This program is made possible by a grant from the Nordson Corporation

and with the support of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce