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Professional Development Calendar

Guardians of Democracy Microcredential Courses

Developed in partnership with the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida and the Illinois Civics Hub, the Guardians of Democracy Program is an online professional development program with extended learning opportunities for interested 6-12 educators. Our goal is to support a national professional development program and establish a network of certified educators across disciplines that embrace the proven practices of civic education to equip young people for college, career, and civic life success.

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.

The Fall 2024 Schedule will be posted soon!

Asian American Experience: A Primer by Asian Americans  Advancing Justice – Chicago

These workshops, facilitated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, 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.

For Elementary Level

  • August 20, 2024: 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • October 9, 2024: 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom

For Secondary Level

  • September 12, 2024: 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Other Professional Development Opportunities