Join us for the 2019 SLCEC Civic Education Summer Institute on June 21-22! 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 ActionDiscussion of Current and Controversial IssuesSimulation of Democratic ProcessesInstruction in Government Institution and Processes You will have opportunities … Continue reading 2019 Civic Education Summer Institute
Upcoming Events and Updates
SLCEC Facebook Page!
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Resisting the Carceral State: Freedom, Self-Determination, and Justice in Education
The Educational Foundations Program at NEIU invites you and your students to the 2019 NEIU Student Forum. The title of this year's conference is Resisting the Carceral State: Freedom, Self-Determination, and Justice in Education. The focus is on three areas withing the carceral state: prisons, the criminalization of immigration (crimigration), and the school-to-prison nexus. The … Continue reading Resisting the Carceral State: Freedom, Self-Determination, and Justice in Education
How to Change the World? Two state legislators and two activists coming to answer students’ questions on February 4th!
Two National Louis University students who want to change the world will facilitate a discussion with Chicago-area leaders who have taken steps to make society better. The event will feature Illinois Senator Robert Peters, a Democrat from the 13th District; Illinois Rep. Lamont J. Robinson Jr., a Democrat from the 5th District; Alex Boutros, a … Continue reading How to Change the World? Two state legislators and two activists coming to answer students’ questions on February 4th!
Civic Education Professional Learning Series
SLCEC is excited to announce the 2019 Civic Education Series! Register today for Critical Discussions on Race in America and Critical Discussions on Gender in America.
Community Schools Initiative – LUC & McCutcheon Elementary
McCutcheon Elementary School was awarded a 5-year Community Schools Initiative grant by Chicago Public Schools in August 2018. Loyola University Chicago was named the lead agency on the initiative and is working to support programming efforts at McCutcheon before and after school. We currently are providing more than 20 programs for K-8 students at McCutcheon … Continue reading Community Schools Initiative – LUC & McCutcheon Elementary
Loyola has launched a #LoyolaVotes2018 #WhyIVote social media campaign! Students are encouraged to share selfies either right after they vote or holding up a sign with a message about why they are choosing to vote on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with both hashtags #LoyolaVotes2018 and #WhyIVote - LUC will even be reposting some of the photos. … Continue reading #WhyIVote #LoyolaVotes2018
Election Day is almost here! Whether you mailed in your ballot, voted early, or are planning on voting on November 6th, National Louis wants to celebrate your voice! On Tuesday, November 6th, post a picture with your voting sticker or bracelet on Instagram and Twitter with the #NLUGotOutTheVote and tag NLU's Civic Engagement Center. If … Continue reading #NLUGotOutTheVote
Write Across Chicago
Write Across Chicago is an Illinois Writing Project initiative. Write Across Chicago is a month-long celebration for Chicagoans of all ages - students as well as adults - to find pleasure writing and sharing in small groups, in schools, offices, libraries, and other spaces. Groups and classes meet at least once a week to write … Continue reading Write Across Chicago