Civic Education Summit
Civic Education Summit
K-12 teachers– Learn exemplary civic education strategies from national expert, Dr. Michelle Herczog.
April 12-13, 2018, Fresno State University
Highlights of innovative civic service projects from Central Valley schools.
- Baird, Cooper and Sutter Middle Schools
- Quail Lake Environmental Charter
Access to community mentors, including attorneys and leaders of public and private agencies who meet with classes to support civic service projects.
Administrators, Community Leaders and Teachers- Civic Education Dialogue and dinner at Fresno State, April 12, 5-8:30. Keynote on the Civic Mission of Schools by Michelle Herczog, national expert on civic education Panel discussions by local teachers and administrators, with table dialogues. See flyer for more information.
New Documentary on the Democracy School Program
The Republic is (Still) at Risk
Civic Education leaders published The Republic is Still at Risk in September to share the latest research and recommendations for revitalizing civic education.
See 3rd Grade Students with their Civic Service Project
Students at John Wash Elementary School (Sanger Unified School District) chose a project to improve their community. They followed the principles of the Democracy School Program.
See 8th grade Fowler students serving veterans with PTSD.
Students at John Sutter Middle School developed a civic service project to improve care for veterans who have PTSD.
CA Democracy School Online Videos for Teachers
Teachers who want the knowledge, skills and resources to implement high quality civic inquiry and service-learning projects will appreciate this free video series from LA County Office of Education. The host, Dr. Michelle Herczog, offers valuable insights, information and resources to institutionalize civic learning to prepare all students for civic life.
University High Civic Education to Work
Civic Education with 3rd graders at John Wash Elementary School. Thanks to Principal Amy Jones and staff for this wonderful example of civic service.
Fresno Democracy School Project
The Fresno Democracy School Project brought 60 students to Scout Island for training in leadership and civic engagement skills. Thanks to the Safe and Healthy Kids Department at Fresno County office of Education and the Fresno Civic Learning Partnership with it’s generous donors for this project.
See the Education Matters segment on the Civic Service Summit at Scout Island with 60 middle school leaders from Sutter MS, Baird MS and Kepler Neighborhood School. Thanks to the Fresno County office of Education and KSEE 24.