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Lisa Norris chosen for Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers

Carroll County Technical School’s criminal justice teacher Lisa Norris of McKenzie has been chosen for a prestigious honor.

She has been selected to participate in the 2021 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers. The selection was made from entrees across the United states with 60 educators being chosen.

She will be attending the first training session which will begin June 17 and end on June 22.

Participants will be exposed to the Supreme Court approaches to constitutional interpretation, interactive strategies, and selected cases from the 2020-2021 term.

Carroll County Technical Center principal Dennis Stokes was required to write a letter of support in order for Norris to be selected.

“I am thankful the administration at Carroll County Technical Center supported my application for this historical training opportunity,” said Norris.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the decision was made to hold the training as a virtual session.

Norris has previously trained at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with the Forensic Anthropology Center and has been certified as a private security guard.

“The summer is a great time to reflect and receive training which will help to promote a greater understanding for the needs of a criminal justice classroom,” said Norris.

As a result of this Institute, Norris will be able to teach about: The procedures for a case to be heard before the Supreme Court as well as the process the Court follows to decide a case, the process by which Supreme Court justices and other federal judges are nominated, approaches to constitutional interpretation taken by the justices to decide cases and selected cases from the 2020-2021 term.

She will also be able to use a variety of interactive strategies to teach students lessons about the Supreme Court and its cases, use print, online,and video media to research and teach about the Supreme Court, and incorporate resource persons into her lessons on the Court.

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