Professional Development Calendar
Illinois Civics Hub Online Professional Development Opportunities
Join the Illinois Civics Hub this year for professional development opportunities aligned with implementing the revised Illinois social science standards and civics course requirements.
- 2/15- Using SCOTUS to Teach Inclusive History: Join the ABA to walk through how key SCOTUS cases can be used to teach America’s plural yet shared story to make “a more perfect union.”
- 3/15- Start With Story: Inclusive History From Those Who Lived It: Join Retro Report for a look at the stories of history through the lens of first-person narratives. We will examine issues of Japanese-American Incarceration, immigration, and civil rights through Retro Report short films and classroom resources.
- 4/26- Teaching Inclusive History with the Chicago History Museum – Challenging the Status Quo: Activist Women in Chicago: Discover how women have organized to challenge the status quo. Join the Chicago History Museum to explore what the vote did and did not accomplish and for whom, learn the various issues that led women down the path to fight for voting rights, and see how that activism continued beyond suffrage.
Democracy Schools Network Civic Learning Across the Disciplines
The theme of our Democracy Schools Network Civic Learning Across the Discipline series for the 2022-2023 school year is “Student Voice.” All educators are welcome to attend this community of practice as we collaborate on how schools can use classroom instructional practice and school organizational structures to facilitate rigorous and relevant civic learning opportunities across the disciplines. All webinars will take place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. CT
- 2/9- Student Voice 360: Learn how you can embrace a “360” approach to student voice in schools that not only impacts classroom instruction but schoolwide culture, climate, and engagement with the greater community.
- 3/9- Taking Informed Action with Data from the Illinois Democracy Schools: Join Dr. Kelly Siegel-Stechler, Senior Researcher at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement CIRCLE at Tufts University, for a lively discussion about what we can learn from the Illinois Democracy Schools data enhance civic learning across the disciplines and create a more supportive organizational culture.
The Illinois CIvics Hub has designed several Administrator Academies to support administrators and teacher leaders in implementing rigorous and relevant social studies-aligned standards and legislative mandates.
2/16- AA #3931- Teaching Inclusive American History- Implementing the New Illinois History Course Mandates (Asynchronous and Virtual)
3/16- AA #3862: Sorting Facts from Fiction: How to Respond to Misinformation in the Current Culture Wars (Asynchronous and Virtual)
4/18- AA #3930- Deconstructing the IL Social Science Standards and Course Mandates for Curriculum Design (Online)
6/13- AA #3930- Deconstructing the IL Social Science Standards and Course Mandates for Curriculum Design (Online)
This program is inspired by the landmark report, Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools, published by The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
Bronze Level Entry Courses- 15 professional development credits from the DuPage Regional Office of Education OR 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis for an additional fee.
- 2/27-4/21/2023- Informed Action through Service Learning- Bronze Certified Educator Badge (Online)
- 5/15-6/23/2023- Current and Controversial Issue Discussions- Bronze Certified Educator Badge (Online)
- 5/15-6/23/2023- Simulations of Democratic Processes- Bronze Certified Educator Badge (Online)
Gold Badge Courses- 15 professional development credits from the DuPage Regional Office of Education OR 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis for an additional fee. Must have earned Silver Distinguished Badge to register.
- 2/27-4/21/2023- Current and Controversial Issue Discussions– Gold Guardians Educator Badge (Online)
- 2/27-4/21/2023- Simulations of Democratic Processes– Gold Guardians Educator Badge (Online)
- 2/27-4/21/2023- Informed Action through Service Learning– Gold Guardians Educator Badge (Online)
Asian American Experience: A Primer by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago
These workshops, facilitated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, is designed to prepare educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices into the curriculum. This professional development workshop will model a lesson excerpt to K-12 educators that centers on Asian American themes and teaching resources. Two PD hours are available for participation through the Illinois Civics Hub at the DuPage Regional Office of Education. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE PD HOURS.
- 2/16- Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer for Elementary K-5 (Online)
- 2/22- Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer for Secondary 6-12 (Online)
- 3/7- Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer for Elementary K-5 (Online)
- 3/16- Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer for Secondary 6-12 (Online)
Other Professional Development Opportunities
- On-Demand- Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium- Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom (Online)
- On-Demand- Facing History and Ourselves- Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior (Online)
- On-Demand- Facing History and Ourselves- Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement (Online)