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EdNet Learning Lab Teacher Summer Series: Act 1, The AP Gauntlet

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:00

Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states.  We like sharing the experiences of our educator network members as examples of how teachers take civic learning outside their classroom and into the broader world. Here is part one of David Olson's (WI) "Teacher Summer Series" on professional development and teacher growth.

Civic Initiative in Santa Clara County

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:40

On August 9th, Santa Clara County leaders came together to participate in a nonpartisan county-wide discourse regarding the state of civic engagement. iCivics board member Ann Ravel gave the keynote address. Learn more about "The Power of Democracy- Civic Engagement in Santa Clara County" here. Read the full press release.

iCivics Featured in Venture Beat

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:23

iCivics was featured in Venture Beat. The article spoke to the popularity of iCivics during the election season and the growth of the organization, highlighting our ability to remain nonpartisan in a tough political climage. iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé points out, “If people have issues after the publication of the content, we take a look at it again, but for the most part, when we get as many comments from the right as we do from the left, we feel like we’ve probably done our jobs”.

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Student-Centered Civic Action

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:07

What happens when you allow students to take the lead on civic issues they care about? iCivics Educator Network member, Shelina Warren (DC), shows us how empowering students with a solid foundation of their rights, can inspire them to make real community impact. In doing so, she created a lab experience that her students will never forget.

2017 Baylor Fellow Summer Internship Reflection

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:19

I feel fortunate to have been selected to be the Baylor University Fellow this year, and to have worked at iCivics on so many great projects. Over the course of my time in Boston, I have written about social studies education, helped develop and write curriculum, and worked to create more SLL (second language learner) access to the iCivics suite of games. I cannot think of a better experience to fully utilize my masters degree - this fellowship hit all aspects of what I hope to continue to do after I graduate. 

Three Educator Network Members Earn Prestigious Educator Honor

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:47

Three iCivics Educator Network members earned the 2017 Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Award for their state.  The Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding K12 American history teachers across the country.

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