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Special May 2020 - Take Informed Action for Civic Learning

May 2020 - Summer Civic Online PD, Continuity of Learning in Civics, Become a Democracy School, IL Fair Tax Amendment, SEL Strategies for Distance Learning

April 2020 - Continuity of Learning Resources, Illinois Fair Tax Amendment, Learning Keeps Going, Civic in Real Life, Guardians Microcredential, Civic Engagement from a Distance, News Literacy Distance Resources

Remote Learning March 2020 - Maslow Before Bloom, Remote Learning Resources, Virtual Learning Tools, Election 2020 End Game, Journaling for Informed Action, Resources for Remote Learning

March 2020 - Dialogue About our Deepest Differences, Youth As Civic Mentors, Simulations of Democratic Processes Resources, Census 2020 Resources

February 2020 - What to Look For in the Illinois Primaries, Resources to Address Implicit Bias, Youth in Elections, 

January 2020 - Guardians Microcredential, Early Primaries, Il Youth Survey, Census 2020 Toolkit, LGBTQ Mandate Resources, TED Dialogue, Rural Youth Assembly


December 2019 - ISBE 6-8 Civics Guidance, Guardians Microcredential, Census 2020 Toolkit, Where to Start with Implementation

November 2019 - Service Learning, Instruction Coaches

October (Current and Societal Issue Discussions, Impeachment)

September (Civics in the Middle Professional Development, Constitution Day)

August - Middle School Bill Signed by Governor

August (Back to School Toolkit, Casemaker)

July(Student Growth, Read. Inquire. Write.)

June Civics in the Middle (Micro Credentials, Social Studies Collaborative Drive)

June (Micro Credentials, Social Studies Collaborative Drive)

May Civics in the Middle (Educators as Advocates for #CivicsInTheMiddle, Hexagonal Thinking)

May (Educators as Advocates for #CivicsInTheMiddle, Hexagonal Thinking)

April (Marginalization of Social Studies, Race to Ratify)

March (Engaging Student Voice, Understaning Presidential Power)

February - Civics in the Middle

February (Civics is Elementary, Navigating Digital Information)

January (CivXNow Movement, Free Speech ED, Resources for 2019)


December (Illinois Bicentennial, Newsfeed Defenders, Teaching the Bill of Rights)

November (#CivicsIsBack Success, Veterans Day, Media Literacy Resources)

October (Equipping Students to Take a Stand, How Do We Reckon With Our Past, Teaching About Elections)

September (NCSS 2018, Lowering the Voting Age to 16)

July (Blog Recap, Justin Jacobek Spotlight)

May (Civic Education Survey, Student Centered Discussion)

April (Curating Civic Instruction, Redistricting)

March (Responding to Tragedy, Fourteenth Amendment)

February (Putting the Pieces Together, Christopher Busse Spotlight)

January (Question Formation Technique, Election Resources)