TEACHER MEETUP SPRING 2018

January 8, 2018

CALLING ALL GENERATION CITIZEN EDUCATORS

JOIN THE MEETUP AND FIND SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ACTION CIVICS THIS SEMESTER

PURPOSE
An Action Civics project can be challenging both for the students and the teacher. It requires a lot of planning and preparation by everyone involved and the implemented lessons and activities are often different than those in other classes, presenting new and unique situations. There is also a lot of group work which is beneficial for a number of reasons and can also be challenging to navigate and provide ongoing accountability for every student. Questions arise along the way like, “How can we engage the students that are unhappy with the chosen focus issue?” “How can we ensure every single student is engaged all of the time?” “How can we build students’ research skills?” “How can I move my class forward out of research and into action?”

The good news is that hundreds of teachers have taught tens of thousands of students using GC’s action civics curriculum in the past ten years. And there are always a bunch of teachers – veterans and newbies – doing it each semester! We’d like to bring them all together to share their questions, successes, innovations, and suggestions with each other. This collective brainpower and experience is sure to contribute to our shared overall goal of empowering young people to be lifelong active citizens and changemakers!

The plan is to gather teachers together virtually at four pivotal moments throughout the semester, with hopes that they will continue the dialogue outside of this space as well. Join us for one or hopefully all four chats!

Both teachers and GC staff identified the following as key points during which teacher support is beneficial:

  1. Prior to launching into programming to discuss any new or revised curricular materials and begin to plan for the program.
  2. Around focus issue selection.
  3. When transitioning into action to support teachers with small group work and project management.
  4. Post Civics Day to debrief on the experience as a whole.

TEACHER MEETUP SCHEDULE

MA, NY, RI (EST) TX & OK (CST)

CA (PST)

Pre-GC Thursday 2/15/18
3:30PM EST
Thursday 2/15/18
3:45PM CST
Thursday 2/15/18
3:30PM PST
Focus Issue Thursday 3/1/18
3:30PM EST
Thursday 3/1/18
3:45PM CST
Thursday 3/1/18
3:30PM PST
Action Thursday 4/5/18
3:30PM EST
Thursday 4/5/18
3:45PM CST
Thursday 4/5/18
3:30PM PST
Post-GC Thursday 5/24/18
3:30PM EST
Thursday 5/24/18
3:45PM CST
Thursday 5/24/18
3:30PM PST

*You’re welcome to join another chat if your site’s time slot doesn’t work for your schedule

RSVP
Please RSVP to Juanita Montes de Oca, Manager of National Program & Curricular Development: jmontesdeoca@generationcitizen.org

Join us via Zoom video conference or https://www.zoom.us/join or by phone at (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 300-121-499.

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