Putting Civics In The Middle: Teaching the 2020 Election and Beyond - Cancelled

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.




Registration open through 7/22/2020 8:48 AM EST



Illinois students entering middle school this fall must receive a semester of civics instruction before moving to high school, laying a foundation for students to successfully complete a semester of civics before high school graduation. Join the McCormick Foundation staff and Illinois Civics Instructional Coaches from the region for a workshop designed to build teacher capacity on the practices required in the new law: discussion, service-learning, and simulations. Using the 2020 Election as a teachable moment for civics, attendees will learn strategies for bringing these practices into their classrooms, receive free lesson plans from respected civic education providers, and learn about local resources to supplement civics instruction. Registration is free and attendees will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch. PD hours will be offered to teachers that successfully complete the workshop.

Explicit connections will be made to the IL Social Studies Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.





Regional Office of Education #17

200 W. Front Street- Conference Room 323

Bloomington, IL 61701

Presenters: Mary Ellen Daneels and Tracy Freeman

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours: Units - 7


Parking is available in the Butler Lot located at the corner of Front and Madison streets. This is free four-hour parking only. There is also parking available in the Lincoln Parking Garage located at the corner of East and Front streets. The cost is $1.00 per hour. Please park in one of these two locations.