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Civics Workshop from Harvard

Dec 01, 2020 2020-12-01

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Teaching and Leadership Practices for Building Civic Engagement

From January 20 to February 2, 2021, Harvard Graduate School of Education is hosting “Civics Education and Youth Participatory Politics,” a self-paced, two-week online workshop that explores how educators can develop a curriculum that builds students’ capacity as civic actors, encourages learners to become engaged with central issues, and positions youth to take informed action. Participants will learn how to develop student-centered inquiry questions, teach students how to analyze the media, and design opportunities for students to leverage technology to take action and make their voices heard. The workshop examines example lessons, student work, curriculum design strategies, and the deeper ethical considerations around teaching civics. The program content is based on social studies teacher-training sessions that draw on best practices in media literacy, leading works on youth participatory politics, and key elements of the National Council for the Social Studies C3 Framework.

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