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Learn More about Educating for American Democracy Initiative_and Share Our HRE-in-Civics Insights

  • 1.  Learn More about Educating for American Democracy Initiative_and Share Our HRE-in-Civics Insights

    Posted 03-31-2021 04:26:00 PM
    Dear NCSS HREC Members:
    If you want to get involved in building up a culture of civics education for inclusive democracy and you recognize how important human rights education is to such a culture, please join NCSS for a professional development webinar and NCSS  town hall on the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap and Initiative. Short notice, though.  This is Scheduled for April 1 (and no April Fools intended) at 4:00 pm EDT (adjust for your timezone). The  webinar will include breakout sessions where you can share your ideas as well as learn from others:

    Check out this link to get more information and register:  https://www.socialstudies.org/professional-learning/ead_ncsstownhall

    When:

    Apr 1, 2021 4:00 PM - Apr 1, 2021 5:00 PM

     More Info:

    Register

    Toxic civic dialogue? Insurrection? Decline of democracy? America needs quality civic and history education more than ever. NCSS has been a lead supporter and partner in the development of Educating for American Democracy, an initiative that promises a greater emphasis on civic and history education that is powerful, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based.

    Moderated by NCSS President, Stefanie Wager, we invite you to join us in a virtual Town Hall to hear directly from a distinguished panel that will present the initiative and discuss actions needed to make the promise of Educating for American Democracy a reality for all learners. Panelists will include: Dr. Danielle Allen, Principal Investigator and a lead author of the Educating for American Democracy report; Dr. David Bosso (2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year | National Teachers Hall of Fame, Class of 2019); and Dr. Lynn Jennings (Senior Director of State and National Partnerships at Education Trust) to discuss:

    • What is Educating for American Democracy?
    • What are the opportunities and considerations for educators as they work to implement the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap?
    • What are the civil rights implications of this initiative to promote equity and inclusion?

    With breakout discussions on:

    • What are potential roadblocks and challenges in implementing EAD and how can we overcome them?
    • What other stakeholders do we need to engage to make the promise of Educating for American Democracy a reality?
    • What supports ensure this is a true civil rights initiative?
    • Who feels this fits into their existing work and would like to connect to collaborate on launching this effort in the 2021-22 school year?

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    [Rosemary] [Blanchard], Human Rights Education Community
    Retired: Associate Professor of Education Emeritus
    Adjunct Instructor in Peace Studies]
    [Albuquerque] [NM]

    [rblnchrd@emeritus.csus.edu]
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