iCivics Blog and News

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How Can We Make Civic Education Fun?

OCTOBER 05, 2016

A conversation between Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Content at iCivics, and Gloria Li, UF. Gloria Li asks Carrie about her personal interest in these projects, the design and development process, and the ultimate vision for iCivics.

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Teaching the Election Blog Post No. 2: The Bad

OCTOBER 04, 2016

This Election season, BrainPOP! and iCivics have teamed up to bring you exciting and relevant ideas and resources for teaching about this nation-wide teachable moment in both deep and interactive ways. Here is the second installment of our Teaching the Election blog series: The Bad.

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Justice Sotomayor Honored at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

iCivics Board Member, Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was honored with the Leadership Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

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Fast Forward Women Leadership Forum

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 500 people attended the  FastForward Women's Leadership Forum, co-hosted by iCivics and Seneca Women at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was an evening of amazing conversations about women, power, and purpose, featuring remarks from fashion icon and philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of U.N. Women.

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Teaching the Election Blog Post No. 1: The Good

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

This Election season, BrainPOP! and iCivics have teamed up to bring you exciting and relevant ideas and resources for teaching about this nation-wide teachable moment in both deep and interactive ways. Here is the first installment of our Teaching the Election blog series: The Good.

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Peer Learning and Summer PD with Erich Utrie

JULY 27, 2016

"We followed one of our Educator Network members Erich Utrie, a veteran teacher from Wisconsin, through his experience at Colonial Williamsburg." Read more about Erich Utrie and summer professional development.

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NewSchools Summit: Letting Leaders of Color Lead

JULY 15, 2016

Soljane Martinez, a history teacher in Providence, RI, reflects on the conversations lead by leaders of color at the New Schools Summit related to diversity in education leadership, school discipline, integrating schools, and other important issues.

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Teaching Citizenship Through Primary Resources: A Unique Approach to Civic Education

JUNE 28, 2016

Natalie Jansing, an 8th grade U.S. History teacher and Baylor University Master's Degree candidate, shares the benefits and strategies of using primary sources in the classroom to teach civics.

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iCivics Welcomes New Board Members

JUNE 10, 2016

iCivics is thrilled to announce two notable additions to our Governing Board: Mr. Jay O’Connor and Mr. Tom Lue, Esq. Both are invested in our mission to provide free and high-quality civic education resources to teachers and students. And both bring with them significant expertise from the technology and legal fields, sure to enrich our organization.

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2016 – Our election, Race and Educational Reform or Why We Need Institutions

JUNE 07, 2016

Louise Dubé, executive director at iCivics, reflects on conversations at the NewSchools Venture Summit. "Mostly homogeneous in the past, this year was very different, the Summit was inclusive, diverse and transparent."

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