Its April 2024 and your students just presented their own work to an audience of community members, you feel delighted, exhausted, fulfilled, and proud. You know that students will walk away from this school year feeling more confident and empowered to use decision making skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills. You also know without a doubt that your students learned how to be better communicators, work in teams, have respectful discourse, and are even excited to be learning.
This sounds great right?
Keep reading because we have just the ticket to help you get there.
The Nevada Center for Civic Engagement is proud to announce that summer professional learning is happening IN PERSON!
The 2023 Summer Institute is happening June 20-23 in Elko, NV
Civics Empowers All Students Cohort
What will the CEAS Cohort Include
This is a research grant in partnership with the Center for Civic Education & US Department of Education.
A total of 52 hours of professional development in a learning community with mentors and other teachers, including a 36-hour in-person summer institute and 16 hours of online academic-year follow up.
Engaging pedagogy and academic content, centered on the highly-effective We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum
A network of support and resources for engaging diverse student populations in the history, principles, and current application of the U.S. Constitution
Scholar guest speakers
Access to a library of professional development videos with noted scholars and practitioners cued to the curriculum
Free set of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbooks and teacher’s guide
A stipend for completing program requirements during the school year ($500) + travel stipend for attending summer institute
Implement 40 hours of classroom instruction using the curriculum
Involve students in the simulated congressional hearing instructional activity
Participate in a teacher pre- and post-test
Administer student pre- and post-tests
This grant is specific for teachers in grades 4–8 who ideally work with classes of 30% or more high-need students (Title I schools, students of color, students with disabilities, English learners, or other underserved students, including schools in rural areas) with no prior experience participating in professional development or teaching We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution