The Inclusive Democratic Classroom

This past Thursday, the  Illinois Democracy Schools Network continued with its C.L.A.D. (Civic Learning Across Disciplines) webinar series. Laura Tavares, from Facing History and Ourselves, presented “The Inclusive Democratic Classroom” where she offered strategies, resources, and many ideas that inspired us all to think about creating a more thoughtful, intentional, inclusive and humanistic layer to our classrooms. Her presentation explored these three components of an inclusive democratic classroom: 

If you missed the webinar, you can access a recording on the Illinois Democracy Schools Network Webinar archive. 

Throughout the webinar, a variety of resources were shared by the presenter, DSN Advisory Council members,  and participants to support civic learning across disciplines:

The Illinois Civics Hub and the Illinois Democracy Schools Network are hosting free after-school PD this year from many of the organizations highlighted above, including the News Literacy Project, the Stanford History Education Group, and the Civic Education Research Group. A description for each webinar and information to register for professional development credits through the DuPage Regional Office of Education is available on the Illinois Civics Hub Professional Development Calendar. 

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