Creating an Environment for Student Agency

Professional Development

Guest Speaker: Christopher Tomlin

Christopher Tomlin is a 9th grade social studies teacher and 17 year student government advisor at a rural regional high school in Connecticut. He is the executive director of the Connecticut Association for Student Councils, supporting young people as they build the capacity for civic engagement. 

During this session, participants will learn from Chris’s experiences cultivating an environment for student agency through teaching and student government. They will gain best practices and walk away with activities for student agency applicable to the civics classroom. This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school civics educators and those instructors interested in learning more about creating opportunities for student agency and civic engagement.