6 Ways to Help Students Master Media Fluency

https://www.middleweb.com/47816/6-ways-to-help-students-master-media-fluency/ I recently published an article on Media fluency via Middle Web. I was excited by the reception it received. Here is an excerpt. feel free to read the full article by following the link. Most of us who follow politics across the globe are aware that the Age of Information, which began with the … Continue reading 6 Ways to Help Students Master Media Fluency

What’s Up with Shawn McCusker via Mitch Weisburgh

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rl_SytyGfUM I recently sat down with Mitch Weisburgh to talk about my recent work both digital equity & civic equity and my recent book.

5 (Systemic) Civic Education Steps to Preserve Democracy

The newest article in support of our book has been published via Middleweb! Regardless of politics, one thing that is universally agreed upon is that if we do not invest more of our time and resources in creating well educated citizens who are prepared to participate in democratic society, there will be consequences. According to … Continue reading 5 (Systemic) Civic Education Steps to Preserve Democracy

The Books Have Arrived

Today, after many delays caused by the worldwide paper shortage, I received the first copies of "Becoming Active Citizens." I am eager to start sending them out to friends, family and colleagues. More than just excitement, today I am feeling satisfied. Writing a book has been on my bucket list since a student once told … Continue reading The Books Have Arrived

3 Strategies to Boost Civics Education – Edutopia

Socializing students for democracy doesn’t belong to one subject area: It belongs to all of us.3 Strategies to Boost Civics Education Shawn McCusker and Tom Driscoll on Edutopia Edutopia recently published the newest collaboration by my partner Tom Driscoll and me. In the article we share ways to change Civics to better prepare kids to … Continue reading 3 Strategies to Boost Civics Education – Edutopia


Today I presented with Tom Driscoll at MASSCUE. Our session "CIVICS EDUCATION TRANSFORMED: Authentic, Student-Centered and Technology Enhanced" kicks of our sessions to promote "Becoming Active Citizens." Here is a link to the session recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dXBw-hZsT4&t=4s You can find our presentation resources here: Link to presentation https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSpcZcZuO7Q70WlVrrGQnkfHZQ7eW6KOpxry7EIQ0arNynxlzkHEnXZpQorkojwN-cXoYZrGKE8HIQx/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Becoming Active Citizens

Click here to Pre-order: https://www.solutiontree.com/becoming-active-citizens.html Despite an abundance of evidence that demonstrates the need for change. Civic education remains largely unchanged from what it was in the 1950's. Most instruction consists of lecture and discussion, and talking about being citizens. Talk. But the evidence is clear. Kids who learn about government by partaking in active … Continue reading Becoming Active Citizens

MassCUE Civics Education Transformed: Authentic, Student-Centered and Technology Enhanced

I'm always excited to present at conferences but It is especially cool to be presenting at #masscue this you so that I can reconnect with all of my Boston people! This year I will be co-presenting with my writing partner Tom Driscoll.

Home Survival Skills and Self Care #dpvilschat 3-31-20

Here is a link to the archive of this weeks #dpvilschat archive. I hope you find something that helps you endure these very odd and stressful weeks. DPVILSchat - Curated tweets by ShawnMcCusker https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

#DPVILS Chat 3-17-20

I hosted the #DPVILS Chat yesterday. Topic #remotelearning DPVILSchat - Curated tweets by ShawnMcCusker https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js