Civic Education as a Matter of National Security - Civic Learning Week Webinar

Professional Development

7:00p-8:00p Panel Presentation and Q & A (Open to Public)

8:00p-8:30p iCSL Master Teacher Cohort Meeting (Closed Session)

Guest Panelists:

  • Holly Brown, Ph.D., National Defense Education Program (moderator)
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Walter Henry, JROTC Instructor, Mobile County, AL
  • Ashley Scott, Policy and Innovation Coordinator, Blue Star Families
  • Claire Gibson, President-elect, Military Spouse JD Network

Civics is not simply an education issue but a matter of national security. Overcoming domestic divisiveness that threatens national security requires a citizenry that independently processes information, engages effectively with different viewpoints, and commits to the betterment of the whole; E Pluribus Unum. Educators and members of the military community play a critical role in fostering a healthy democracy through civics education. They serve as valued leaders whose skills and perspectives help chart the path forward for all of us. During this panel, you will learn from individuals in the military and educator community as they share their perspectives on the importance of civics education in today’s moment; and how we work with the next generation to foster civic skills and dispositions through service and leadership.

This webinar is part of Civic Learning Week. Visit the Civic Learning Week website to learn more or contact us at clw@icivics.org for questions.