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Civic Learning and the Project of Democracy

 

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing point of view & purpose; Communication; Developing empathy; Empowering informed action

DATES: Feb. 13, Mar. (online), Apr. 7, 2020
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
LOCATION: Hebrew College (Newton, MA)
PDPs/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)
FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Youth are living in a diversifying, complex, and interconnected world that requires skilled and informed participation to meet the demands of strengthening democratic society. How do young people develop the ability to make meaningful contributions to civic life? What type of civics education empowers youth to be active members of their local, state, national, and global communities? Join us for this hybrid seminar comprised of two face-to-face sessions and one six-hour online component that may be completed at any time between the two sessions. Tailored to meet the needs of 8th grade civics teachers and the Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework, this seminar will emphasize student-centered approaches to making civics relevant, skills-oriented, and responsive to the needs of diverse learners as they develop their civic identities and engage with the issues of today. Note: Educators who took our Foundations of Civic Learning seminar series in 2019 are advised that this course substantially overlaps in content.

For grade 6-12 educators.

 

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