Join Me in the iCivics Educator Network - Apply for the 2022 Cohort!

November 15, 2021

In 2016, I was a first year government and politics teacher looking to connect with teachers who shared my interest and passion for civic education. A friend suggested I join the iCivics Educators Network and since then, my life hasn’t been the same.

The iCivics Educator Network not only helped me develop best practices for teaching civics and government, but has allowed me to collaborate with educators from across the country who have become great friends. Over the past four years, I’ve had the opportunity to engage in meaningful pedagogical conversations, share civics resources, and seek new perspectives about my content matter—all which have made me a better teacher for my students.

The iCivics Educator Network has provided me and my students with a platform like the Youth as Civic Experts Fellowship to share our passion and elevate the need for equitable civic education throughout the country. I have been invited to serve as a panelist and explain why this is the time to fund civic education and give my perspective from the classroom on other topics, as well. The iCivics Educator Network has given me the opportunity not only to teach civics, but to become a part of it.

If you are a teacher who cares deeply about your students, wants to inspire your students, and wants to use civic education as a vehicle to build a better future for our country, then this is the group for you, please consider applying today.

Written By Michael Martirone

Michael teaches AP Government & Politics and World Cultures at the Egg Harbor Township High School in New Jersey. He also is an adjunct professor at Richard Stockton University. In 2016, he was a finalist for the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, and in 2020, he was named the Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for the state of New Jersey. He has been a member of the iCivics Educator Network since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter: @Mcmartirone