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2019 NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Conference | Offsite Clinics

Civics in Action: Classroom Visit to Westinghouse College Prep

Thu Nov 29 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago

This clinic focuses on integrating powerful civic learning into the curriculum.  To emphasize the power of experiential learning, it will be hosted at Westinghouse College Prep--a Chicago Public School that has the distinction of being an Illinois Democracy School.  Participants will identify challenges to integrating meaningful civic action projects that tie to existing curriculum and then visit two classrooms in action to observe examples.  One class is an AP Government class where the teacher will demonstrate ways to integrate youth voice and authentic project-based learning in that rigorous curriculum.  The other is an art class where students will demonstrate key civic skills and compentencies as they explore the power of art to make change.  Participants will then hear directly from students who will discuss their electoral engagement projects.  Finally, participants will reflect on the experience and apply their learning to their classroom contexts.

Fee: $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers
Jill Bass, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL; Linda Becker, Westinghouse College Prep, Chicago, IL