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Tuesday, March 9 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
From School to Country: Belonging as the Foundation of Civic Education

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At the center of civic engagement is the experience of belonging to a classroom and, in turn, to a community. Belonging is fundamental to democratic education in two respects: first, it gives students the feeling of self-worth that teaches them that they matter; second, it extends the experience of worthiness to a collective, letting the student know that just as they matter to their community the community must matter to them. In this session, we'll hear from three Civic Spirit educators on how they have cultivated belonging in their classrooms and schools, and support students in developing their own connections to community and country. We'll also learn from each other about our experiences and challenges in this area of civic education.

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Lindsay Bressman

Executive Director, Civic Spirit
We the Educators is a 3-week civics symposium with teachers at the center, framing our democratic future.The symposium is an opportunity for faculty from schools rooted in a faith tradition to (1) engage with leading scholars and (2) gain practical tools for elevating civic learning in the classroom. The symposium is fully subsidized with NO COST to teachers and participants will receive a $150 stipend towards civic education resources.The symposium will run from February 23rd through March 11th, 2021... Read More →

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Petrus Fortune

Chair Social Studies, Bishop Loughlin HS
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Audi Hecht

HIstory Chairperson, Yeshiva University HS for Girls

Tuesday March 9, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST