I just wanted to put a special strand of programming on your radar on November 30th at NCSS. "Inquiry as Engagement- Connecting Across Difference," emphasizes how student inquiry can promote collaboration, communication and critical thinking to address vital issues facing this diverse nation. Workshop sessions are designed to highlight how deliberation, student voice and informed action can be leveraged to connect classrooms across cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic differences to promote culturally sustainable teaching that prepares students for college, career and civic life.
The day will be opened at 9:00 with an opening session facilitated by Dr. Diana Hess and concludes with the first ever Better Arguments Project hosted by Eric Liu at 2:45.
Here is a link to the online guidebook to find out more! We have great workshops from Unsilence, the Participatory Budgeting Project as well as sessions on issues related to the teacher pipeline, STEAM and the Social Studies and more!
This programming was designed to help Illinois educators implement our new standards inspired by the C3 Framework and the high school civics requirement for graduation.- all are welcome to attend- we won't be checking ID's! You can pop in and out.
Many thanks to Heather VanBenthuysen at Chicago Public Schools and Sonia Mathew at the McCormick Foundation for their help in designing a wonderful day.
Safe travels to the Windy City!