This conference took place on June 24, 2020
Goals of the conference
Learn about innovative approaches to experiential civics.
Learn about the purposes of HB 334 Civics Education Amendments.
Explore different models of citizenship and civic action.
Connect project-based civic learning to curriculum standards.
Find resources for ongoing professional development.
Develop plans for potential participation in the pilot with colleagues.
Learn from evaluation of civic engagement initiatives around the U.S.
Participatory Civics Conference
24 June 2020
8:00 am - 1:15 pm
This year’s virtual conference is devoted to the special opportunities made possible by House Bill 334 (Civic Engagement Pilot Program). These school district-led pilot initiatives will provide opportunities for secondary students to engage in participatory civics projects. Through the pilots, we will discover the best ways to help young people prepare, in a practical sense, for civic life.
The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the need for youth civic development through innovative hands-on, project-based learning. Come and learn how educators can—and must—make a place for experiential civic learning.
Teachers will receive re-licensure points, materials, and a copy of Dr. Jeffery D. Nokes' book Teaching History, Learning Citizenship: Tools for Civic Engagement.