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History: a cultural approach ...to tell the story well

Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision:

….To tell the story well.

Our Mission:

The Caroline Lawson Ivey Center provides cutting edge, rigorous professional development opportunities to K-12 preservice and in-service teachers of humanities subjects, especially, social studies, world and United States history, civics, American Government, and geography, so teachers may enrich their pedagogical skills and enhance the learning and achievement potential of their students by using the Cultural Approach.  

Our Values:

Relevance:  Foster learning wherein teachers and students discover and pursue meaningful human and personal connections.

Responsive: Meet the professional development needs of teachers and the students they serve by continuously evolving to meet those needs in a timely manner.  

Focused: Deliver evidence-based collaborative enrichment opportunities tailored to specific audiences.

Efficient: Demonstrate good stewardship of time, space, and material resources.

Communicative: Always ready to impart innovative, rigorous, and relevant strategies to teachers and learning communities.

High-tech and high-touch: Exceed expectations at incorporating technology for many uses while keeping the collaborative learning community connected, whether on-site or through streaming technologies.

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The Ivey Legacy

Teacher Testimonial

The Cultural Approach to Summer Camps

Over the Summer the Ivey Center was delighted to play host to the Timekeepers Camp! Our educators and their students become enthralled in the immersive experience that allowed them to travel back in time! Some highlights of the event can be seen in the video below.

Timekeepers Summer Camp