calendar icon 2019 Civics Literacy Conference

The 2019 Civics Literacy Conference will gather educators and representatives from state, education, and community organizations to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of civic learning and the role K-12 educators serve in supporting all students to become informed, engaged citizens in a democracy and a global society. The theme for this conference is Civic Empowerment for Today and Tomorrow: In the Classroom and Community. Workshops will include a range of topics connected to the 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework; Chapter 296 of the Acts of 2018, An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement; and school and community partnerships. Presenters will include K-12 educators as well as leaders from state, education, and community organizations. The conference will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

More details, including a final conference agenda and workshop descriptions, to follow.

Presenters include:
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Discovering Justice
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United State Senate
Emerging America
Facing History and Ourselves
Generation Citizen
Harvard University Democratic Knowledge Project
John F. Kennedy Library Presidential Library and Musuem
Marjorie E. Kornhauser, Tulane Law School Professor of Law Emerita
Massachusetts Center for Civic Education (We the People and Project Citizen)
Media Literacy Now
Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard University
Primary Source

… and many more!

Sessions Include:
Taxation from a Civics Perspective: Taxation, Fairness, & Public Policy
Pathways to Citizenship: An immigration simulation for young lawmakers (Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate) - ELEMENTARY
Using Game-based Learning to Engage the Digital Brain of the 21st Century Student
Teacher Panel on Taking Informed Action: Student-Led, Action Civics Projects
Building Community Partnership: Expanding Opportunities for Students in Your Local Community
An adventure game at the heart of an 8th grade curriculum unit
Action Civics Projects #activism
Prioritizing the Federal Budget: A Kennedy Library Simulation for High School Students
Campaigns and Elections in the Elementary Classroom - ELEMENTARY
The Revised State History and Social Science Standards: How Are Teacher Educators Responding?
Using Literature to Teach Civics in the Elementary Classroom - ELEMENTARY
Fostering Civil Discourse in the Classroom
Civic Learning and Engagement in Massachusetts Public Higher Education
The Dialogic Classroom: Building engaged spaces for critical and courageous conversation
Hot Topic: Why Media Literacy is a Crucial New Skill in Social Studies & Civics Education
Civic Rights & Responsibilities: A Case Study in Student Activism
Critical and Courageous Conversations from Diverse Perspectives: Accessing Inquiry through Primary Sources
Using the We the People Simulated Hearing to Solidify Learning
Project Citizen

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