To ensure active participation in our democracy, educators must help students engage with their communities and learn a variety of skills associated with political and community life. They also must help students cultivate attitudes and beliefs that might best be described as `civic virtues.`
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FREE Professional Development Opportunity
Friday, November 5th, 9 am to 3 pm
Register by Friday, October 29th
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2 White St., Concord, NH
With Curriculum Developer and Early Childhood Educator Melissa Tonachel
How do children participate in the lives of their communities? How can educators create public platforms for children’s increased engagement? What tools and information do children need to develop the self-awareness, community-awareness, and confidence required to participate most meaningfully in their worlds?
In this full-day workshop, teachers will consider what it means to educate young children for social and civic engagement, learn about this work in the Boston Public Schools’ K-2 classrooms, and design plans and materials for use in their own classrooms. The day will include interactive presentation, reading and reflecting, and guided work with partners or small groups. Materials will include examples from the Boston Public Schools curricula, readings, and planning sheets.
New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education