Civics Education Resource Site


2017-18 Illinois Civics Workshops

Can't attend a regional training? Our Lead Teacher Mentor, Mary Ellen Daneels, is organizing professional development sessions that can be scheduled at your convenience. Download this list of workshops and instructions for scheduling.

More Professional Development Opportunities

2016-17 School Year

Mikva Challenge: Project Soapbox 2016 (Online/In-Classroom)

July 2017

7/17-21 - University of Chicago: The Principles of America's Founding (Newberry Library, Chicago, IL)

7/24-28 - University of Chicago: The Unwritten Constitution: The Evolution of the Congress and Presidency (Graham School, Chicago, IL)

August 2017

8/9-10 - Chicago Architecture Foundation: No Small Plans Graphic Novel Professional Development Workshop (Chicago, IL)

8/16 - Facing History: Facing History for Non-Humanities Educators from Partnering Schools (Chicago, IL)

8/17 - Facing History: Planning Your Facing History Unit (Chicago, IL)

8/30 - Engaging Youth for Positive Change: Facilitator Training (Bloomington, IL)

September 2017

8/30 - Engaging Youth for Positive Change: Facilitator Training (Naperville, IL)

9/15 - Paul Simon Public Policy Institute: Civic Education Workshop (Carbondale, IL)

9/29 - Administrators Academy: The New Social Studies Standards and Civic Requirement (Oglesby, IL)

October 2017

10/4-11/14 - ISU Center for Educational Initiatives: Illinois Civics is Back Workshop (Online)

10/5-10/6 - Illinois Historic Preservation Division: 2017 Conference on Illinois History (Springfield, IL)

10/7/17 and 2/10/18 - American Bar Association: Constitutional Institutes for Teachers: The Fourteenth Amendment (Chicago, IL)

10/13 - Illinois Council for the Social Studies: Fall Conference 2017 (Palatine, IL)

10/17 - Bureau/Henry/Stark County Regional Office of Education: Exploring the New Illinois Social Studies and Civic Requirements K-12 ISBE #1842 (Atkinson, IL)

10/20 - CRFC: 28th Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law and Government (Itasca, IL)

Civics Course Implementation Training

Registration links available soon. To find the closest regional training to your county, refer to our map.

July 2017

7/24-25 - Regional Office of Education #47, Dixon, IL

7/26-27 - Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park, IL

August 2017

8/7-8 - Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake, IL