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). 

CASEL: SEL Virtual Summit 2021 (Summit Focus: SEL & Civic Learning for Empowered Youth)

October 14, 2021

Pre-register: HERE

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.

Character.org: Why Service Learning Matters Now: Taking Action in Challenging Times

October 20, 2021

12:30 PM (ET)

Register: HERE

Wellbeing is becoming a high priority for schools. An essential aspect of wellbeing is having a sense of efficacy and contributing to the common good. Service learning is a reliable framework that enables educators and students to meet challenges with inquiry, engagement, and reflection. Register now to learn how to create service opportunities that meet this moment with open hearts and open minds.

Reagan Institute: State of Civics-Colorado

October 25, 2021

1:00 PM (mtn)

info/Register: HERE

Moderated by Dr. Janet Tran, Director of the Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity, this virtual conversation will highlight the exemplary civic education initiatives of Colorado. Colorado Commissioner of Education Katy Anthes, Senior Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Educating for American Democracy, Ace Parsi, and other education stakeholders will discuss their current efforts and experiences that lift civics in Colorado schools as well as their goals for the future. Colorado is the fourth state in the “State of Civics”series hosted by the Reagan Institute. The aim of this series is to better understand the current state policy environment for civic learning and engagement across the country. Civic learning not only supports academic achievement and 21st Century workforce skills but serves as a key to strengthening our democratic republic.

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