This program encourages teachers to collaboratively explore the meaning of American citizenship and understand its many forms, including individual responsibility and civic engagement. Through a combination of content, scholar presentations, and lesson activities, participants will explore different definitions of citizenship and analyze the relationships between and among civic skills, virtues, and principles. In order to support students’ explorations of effective membership of a free society, the program will examine American civic virtues, how young peoples’ contributions work to solve problems
in our own communities, and ask…, “What we need to know about concepts of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions?” Participants will have the opportunity to engage with a scholar expert whose field of study will deepen their knowledge base on the topic of citizenship, as well as have rich interaction with fellow teacher colleagues to share ideas of pedagogy and practical classroom applications. Please note this program will be presented virtually and occur for three hours over two evenings.