Monday, May 2, 2016

June 23-24: Free Civic Education Summer Institute

The State of Illinois has a new requirement that all students complete a civics course while in high school. 

Build your skills and competence in civic education practice at the Civic Education Summer Institute on June 23-24, 2016, sponsored by the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium[1], a network of 7 metropolitan universities in Chicago.  The institute is free for all students currently enrolled at the consortium universities.

The Summer Institute is designed for pre-service teacher candidates and will focus on the four required pedagogies in the new state civics mandate:
  • ·       Service-Learning
  • ·       Discussion of current and controversial issues
  • ·       Simulation of democratic processes
  • ·       Instruction in government institution and processes
You will have opportunities to learn about and practice these pedagogies, network with other teacher candidates from Chicago universities, discover resources that can help you develop a civics tool kit, work with potential community partners, and ultimately prepare yourself to teach civics in the State of Illinois.

The program is ideal for prospective high school history teachers, but is open to all teachers.

To register for the Civic Education Summer Institute, go to:                                                                                                                                                                                             

[1] DePaul University, Illinois State University, Loyola University Chicago, National Louis University, Northeastern Illinois University, Roosevelt University, University of Illinois Chicago

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