Now, more than ever, a strong civic education is vital for students in the United States. Teachers are the key to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills for sustaining our democracy. This series of workshops provides educators with a strong foundation of Civic Education centering on the EAD Roadmap and the 6 Promising Practices of Civics Education which supports high quality civics education for kindergarten through grade 12. These workshops are presented by the Western State Civics Coalition consisting of state social studies leaders and councils in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.
Recorded May 25, 2023
Jevin West, Associate Professor at the Information School at University of Washington and Lesley James, Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Program Supervisor for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, joined us to discuss resisting strategic misinformation, promoting an informed society, and strengthening democratic discourse in the classroom.
RECORDED MARCH 23, 2023
Check out a conversation with the co-authors of Civil Discourse: Classroom Conversations for Stronger Communities. The talk centers on themes that arise when exploring civil discourse such as courage, understanding, belonging, and empathy.
Recorded during the 2022-23 season
This year's slate of Western States Civics Coalition sessions covered a lot of ground! Catch any that you missed, or review one you enjoyed.