Join us for the 2019 SLCEC Civic Education Summer Institute!
The Summer Institute is designed for pre-service teacher candidates and will focus on the four required pedagogies in the new state civics mandate:
- Service-Learning/Informed Action
- Discussion of Current and Controversial Issues
- Simulation of Democratic Processes
- Instruction in Government Institution and Processes
You will have opportunities to learn about and practice these pedagogies, network with other teacher candidates from Chicago universities, discover resources that can help you develop a civics toolkit, work with potential community partners, and ultimately prepare yourself to teach civics in the state of Illinois.
SLCEC brings faculty from member universities together for professional development opportunities that build learning communities, including a professional development series for faculty and a civic education institute.
A typical faculty professional development series addresses the pedagogy and practice of service-learning, community partnerships, project design and development, reflection, and assessment. Faculty present their project ideas at a culminating event each year. The civic education institute typically discusses civic experience, civic education, various curriculum, controversial issues, and service-learning.
If you would like information about professional development opportunities, please fill out the contact form below.