June 21-22nd, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Loyola University Chicago
The State of Illinois has a new requirement that all students complete a civics course while in high school. Build your skills and competence in civic education practices at the Civic Education Summer Institute on June 21-22, 2019, sponsored by the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium, a network of 8 metropolitan universities and colleges in Chicago.
The Summer Institute is designed for pre-service, K-12 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 tool kit, work with potential community partners, and ultimately prepare yourself to teach civics in the State of Illinois.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Workshop participants will receive useful materials for civics instruction.