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New York Goes First | September 27 @ 3:00-4:30 PM EST
One of the foundational principles of public schooling is to prepare young people to be active, effective members of our democracy. The New York City Department of Education has embraced this mission through its investment in Civics for All, the city’s civics education initiative. Beginning this school year, the NYCDOE, the largest district in the United States, will further its commitment to civic education by being the first school system in the nation to champion Educating for American Democracy (EAD), a viewpoint diverse national effort to invest in strengthening history and civic learning, and to ensure that civic learning opportunities are delivered equitably throughout the country.
Join NYCDOE and EAD for a virtual event launching their partnership and detailing how their collaboration will mold civic education for New York City’s 1.1 million students.
Panel Speakers will include NYCDOE teachers and students as well as:
- Meisha Porter, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
- Dr. Linda Chen, Chief Academic Officer of the New York City Department of Education
- Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer, New York City
Revolutionary Discussions: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Debate | September 28, 2021 @ 4:00 PM EST
Presented by NCSS, NCHE, Freedoms Foundation, iCivics, and American Historical Theater.
Lessons in history and civic life are often described as ageless or timeless. Believing all claims merit experimentation and critical analysis, key civics and history education organizations are hosting a debate between Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (or the closest we can come to their representations, professional re-enactors who portray the two men) debate key design challenges and thematic questions in the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap. Please join us for this hour long, spirited debate between the two men on key issues such as how we protect the rights of the individual while sustaining a collective republic, how do we grapple with challenging realities in our past without becoming cynical or embrace our nation’s accomplishments without straying into adulation, and how we might think about the role of our institutions in a thriving government or as a leading nation in the global community.
The Future of Social Studies Webinar Series | October 7 @ 3:30 PM CST
Join NCSS and inquirED in conversation with educational leaders and teachers across the country to explore the future of social studies instruction. The EAD Roadmap will be discussed at the following webinars in the series:
OCTOBER 7 @ 3:30 PM CST
Beyond Polarization: Centering the Practice of Inquiry in Social Studies
Social studies has become the latest political wedge issue. How can the practice of inquiry help us move beyond polarization? Join us as we explore this topic with Ashley L. McCall (3rd Grade Educator; Teach Plus Board member), Dr. Emma Humphries (Chief Education Officer, iCivics), and Shanti Elangovan (inquirED Founder and CEO).