Events & Professional Development Opportunities
The good news for civics educators, is that professional development (PD) opportunities are plentiful--not just in Utah but across the U.S. Even better: The Covid-19 pandemic has opened up more PD to virtual platforms, and many event sponsors plan to continue offering their PD to educators no matter where they live and work. Below are selections tailored to the focus areas of the Utah Civic Learning Collaborative (see below to submit other events we may have missed).
Educating for American Democracy: Navigating Difficult Classroom Conversations-Strategies for Engaging Students in Social Issue Discussions
August 3, 2021
8:30-9:30 AM MDT
Learn how to enhance your classroom practice of engaging students in civil discourse face to face or at a distance. Learn how to curate the right question, prompt, and strategy to meet your learning targets. Walk away with new ideas and tools to enhance your current practice aligned with standards and the Educating for American Democracy Pedagogy Companion.
What are the Responsibilities and Opportunities of Citizenship and Civic Agency in America's Constitutional Republic?
August 11, 2021
8:30-9:45 AM (mtn)
Join Illinois Civics and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center IHMEC for an interactive webinar that teaches civics through history to prepare students for participation in our constitutional republic. Explore resources from IHMEC that you can use to enhance your classroom practice to help students address the essential question, How can I participate? Walk away with tools and strategies aligned to the Illinois Social Science standards, 6-8 and 9-12 civics course requirements, and the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap, Theme 1 – Civic Participation.
FREE Classroom Resources Aligned to the Proven Practices of Civics Education
August 24, 2021
2:30-3:30 PM (mtn)
Join the Illinois Civics Instructional Coaches as they share their favorite FREE resources aligned to the 6-8 and 9-12 civics course mandates and the Educating for Democracy Roadmap and Pedagogy Companion. Collaborate with others as you sharpen your saw and prepare for powerful civics in the 2021-22 school year.
CASEL: SEL Virtual Summit 2021 (Summit Focus: SEL & Civic Learning for Empowered Youth)
October 14, 2021
The Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange is a unique and timely national forum for those who are committed to creating caring, productive, and equitable schools and communities that develop the whole child and ensure that all students can thrive. With demand for SEL at an all-time high, now is the time to come together, share what we know, and anchor ourselves in advancing high-quality research, implementation practice, and policies.