May 8th, iCivics participated in the ESA Games for Impact Showcase held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Eight members of Congress and over 300 Congressional staff attended the event and learned about the impact that games can make on learning practices, accessibility to content, and community engagement.
We are excited to announce our partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, home of FactCheck.org and Annenberg Classroom, to create a new educational game that teaches news literacy and the precepts of journalistic standards.
The iCivics Educator Network is an energetic group of educational professionals who represent iCivics with outreach and training and, just as importantly, provide the organization with invaluable insights and guidance relating to the field, the profession, and the realities of the classroom.
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 Rahbin Shyne's (CA) account of using Crisis of Nations with her students.