Educating for Our Constitutional Democracy: Structuring Respectful Conversations in the Classroom PD for Grades 7-12

Max Registrations: 60

Wednesday, August 10, from 9:00 am -3:00 pm

Register by July 25, 2022. (Registration has closed.)

In-Person at Keene State College

 

Join Paula McAvoy, co-author of The Political Classroom and Mary Ellen Daneels, Director of the Illinois Civics Hub and Illinois Democracy School Network, for a full-day, in-person workshop focused on structuring respectful conversations in the classroom, giving students the skills to hear and consider both sides of a topic. 

**The first 10 people to register and attend will receive a free copy of Making Classroom Discussions Work (a $38 dollar value.) Both Daneels and McAvoy have articles within this book, edited by Jane Lo. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

5 PD hours for day only participation.

10 PD hours and $75 stipend for full participation (day participation, follow up in your classroom, submitted lesson and reflection submitted to NH Civics by Jan. 31, 2023).

Register by July 25, 2022. (Registration has closed.)

In-Person at Keene State College

This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.

Presenter Bios

Paula McAvoy

Paula McAvoy

Paula McAvoy earned her PhD in philosophy of education in 2010 at UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Since then, she has worked as an assistant professor at Illinois State, an associate program officer at the Spencer Foundation and as the Director of the Center for Ethics and Education at UW-Madison. Prior to this, she taught high school social studies for 10 years at the Foothill Middle College Program in Los Altos, California.

 

Mary Ellen Daneels

Mary Ellen Daneels

Mary Ellen Daneels is a National Board Certified teacher who taught at West Chicago Community High School for 27 years. She serves as the Director of the Illinois Civics Hub and Illinois Democracy School Network, leading efforts to support the implementation of the middle and high school civics course requirements and Illinois social science standards.

She has been recognized as the Law-related Educator of the Year from the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, Teacher of the Year by the 19th District of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Civic Education Teacher from the Center for Civic Education and the Illinois Education Association Teacher of the Year. Mary Ellen has presented on the proven practices of civic learning throughout the nation. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and highlighted in numerous publications such as Education Week, Social Education,and Educational Leadership.

Mary Ellen has advocated for civic education before federal and state lawmakers. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of the Social Studies and worked on both the Steering Committee and Pedagogy Committee for the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap.

Register by July 25, 2022. (Registration has closed.)

Contact: Heather MacNeill - heather.macneill@nhcivics.org

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This workshop was fabulous. I really needed ways to incorporate social studies into what I already do (Language Arts). I feel I accomplished this here. The presenters were awesome.
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