A Sputnik Moment for Civic Education: SWBT Episode 20

Across the country, there is a renewed focus on laws and practices to promote quality civic education, geared toward preparing our students with the skills they need to be active participants in a democracy who are able to access and insert themselves into the democratic decision making process. Shawn talks with Mary Ellen Daneels about … Continue reading A Sputnik Moment for Civic Education: SWBT Episode 20

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The Modern Robes of Democracy

Civic education in the United States has been getting a lot of attention lately. Different then “Government” courses that focus on the structures of government, the goal of a Civics course is to prepare students to participate in democracy and to educate them about the rights and duties of citizenship. One of the driving forces … Continue reading The Modern Robes of Democracy

MASSCUE/MASCD Civic Education Presentation

For the last year, Tom Driscoll and I have been working on the "Modern Civics Project.  Our goal is too look at Civic Education and Civic Education instruction and create support for teachers, schools and districts who are looking to re-invigorate their instruction and rethink their curriculum.  So far the response has been overwhelming. This … Continue reading MASSCUE/MASCD Civic Education Presentation

The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

"The Power and Promise of Immersive Learning Experiences"

What is the Future of Civic Education in America

These ideas are in line with our societal belief in the worth and value of the individual. Yet at the same time individualized learning and Personalized Learning programs certainly raise the question of how we will create shared community values in these personalized programs.