PCSS promotes quality Social Studies education from kindergarten to higher learning by:
Advocating the Social Studies at all levels of education in Pennsylvania.
Promoting the analysis, dissemination and evaluation of Social Studies materials.
David Trevaskis, Esq.Curriculum CoordinatorDavid Trevaskis, an attorney and former third grade teacher, has been a leader in statewide mock trial competitions for their twenty-one year history.He is the Pennsylvania Bar Association's liaison to the Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD) and was awarded their 2006 Compass Award.
David is the President of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies and helped draft the Pennsylvania Civics and Government Standards.He coordinated the Pennsylvania Governor's Institute on Civics and Government from 1999-2001 and is the developer and original trainer for Project PEACE, a peer mediation and conflict resolutions program.
Among the winners was PCSS President-Elect David Keller Trevaskis.
The Excellence Awards recognize legal aid attorneys, paralegals, support staff and friends of civil legal aid who support the clients served by the civil legal programs that comprise the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.
PLAN solicited nominations from across the Commonwealth and based its selection on a variety of criteria that demonstrated excellence and diligence in helping improve the availability and quality of civil legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
Trevaskis was also honored for his civics education work.
If you click over to http://www.palegalaid.net/services/leadership/awards and scroll down to David's name, you can watch a video of his achievement here.
PCSS is made up of many who have been honored and many more who deserve honor.
In congratulating David, we celebrate all of the outstanding members of our organization!
David Keller Trevaskis | David Keller Trevaskis, Esq.
David Keller Trevaskis | David Keller Trevaskis, Esq.
David Keller Trevaskis, Esq.LEAP-Kids Executive Director
David Keller Trevaskis, Esquire, is an attorney and former third grade teacher with a Master's Degree in Education.He is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), responsible for assisting local bar associations, legal services programs and other groups who offer pro bono legal services across the Commonwealth.Trevaskis is also the PBA's coordinator for public education about the law.Trevaskis produces annual "I Signed the Constitution" and Law Day lesson plan booklets for the PBA (six years worth of these materials are available on the PBA website).
He has also been a leader in the PBA statewide mock trial competition, as a problem developer and program organizer, for most of its twenty one year history.
Trevaskis is part of the leadership council for PennCORD (Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy), a coalition devoted to promoting the civic mission of schools in Pennsylvania under the auspices of Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and Pennsylvania First Lady Marjorie O. Rendell, the National Constitution Center and the PBA.Trevaskis is a member of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and served on the American Bar Association's Special Committee on Youth for Citizenship.Trevaskis is an active member of the ABA's Dispute Resolution Committee and is an original trainer in the ABA's Mediation Outreach Project to high school students.Trevaskis serves as the Executive Director for Law, Education and Peace for Kids (LEAP-Kids), the Pennsylvania branch of a national network organized by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to promote law-related education and civics (LRCE).LEAP-Kids, organized in 2001, is the successor to Temple-LEAP at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in this statewide LRCE leadership role.
Trevaskis, both at Temple-LEAP and LEAP-Kids, has been Pennsylvania's LRCE director since 1993.He has created, developed, edited and produced a wealth of LRCE materials, including being the featured scholar on Cambridge Educational's Bill of Rights Video and its 20 tape series, Amendments to the Constitution.
Trevaskis maintains a LRCE website at www.leap-kids.com that reflects his work in the field.Trevaskis is the President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies and has been the organization's recording secretary for the past six years.He was a two term Board member and he has been the Chair of the PCSS Law-Related and Civic Education Special Interest Group since 1989.Trevaskis was a training mentor and Board member for the Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education and is an educational advisor to the National Liberty Museum.He helped draft the Pennsylvania Civics and Government Standards.
Trevaskis coordinated the Pennsylvania Governor's Institute on Civics and Government in 1999 and the 2000 and 2001 Governor's Institute on Social Studies, and he has been the civics guru at those programs since then.
Trevaskis has taught at every level, from elementary school through law school.
Through Bob Randall Associates, Inc., under the auspices of Gratz College, Trevaskis has taught more than 30 LRCE-based graduate classes, specifically designed for teachers, on mediation, We the People, character education, school law and sports law.
Trevaskis has presented more than 2000 programs, ranging from short seminars to year-long courses, across Pennsylvania and around the nation on a wide range of topics including the ethics of pro bono, conflict resolution, juvenile justice issues, police-community encounters, sports liability, standards-based education, reading across the curriculum, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention education, performance assessment, current cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and rules for the kindergarten classroom.
Trevaskis is the developer and original trainer for Project PEACE (Peaceful Endings through Attorneys, Children and Educators) that has brought peer mediation and conflict resolution education to nearly 500 schools in Indiana and Pennsylvania in partnership with each state's Bar Association and Attorney General.He has conducted numerous mediation showcases and has taught graduate dispute resolution at Arcadia College in his home community of Glenside, Pennsylvania.Trevaskis is the recipient of the 1996 Philadelphia Bar Association's Leon J. Obermayer Education Award, a 2000 President's Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for teaching law-related and civic education to children from kindergarten through high school, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division's 2002 F. Sean Peretta Service Award and a 2004 Chester County Bar Association President's Award.Trevaskis is married with two children and one grandson
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