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September-Constitution Day, Middle School Curriculum with OAV, Combat Hate!, Bill of Rights Day Student Contest, CDP Call for Proposals, Private iHistory Dectectives, IHMEC History Trunks, Humanities in Class, New CAP Resources, Assessing Student Media Projects, My Impact Challenge, TEAACH Act, Guardians of Democracy Microcredentials
August– DSN Convening, Social Studies Network, TEAACH Act, CDP SCOTUS Webinar, How to Fact Check with NLP, Context US, Youth as Solutions, iCivics Summer Learning, Understanding Our World webinar, Above the Noise, Refugess and the Power of Words, National Archives, Guardians of Democracy Microcredentials
July– Summer PD with Chicago History Museum, TEAACH Act Webinars from AAAJ, Fall Democracy Schools Convening, Chicano Rights Movement from Retro Report, SCOTUS Justice Table, Inclusive History with CDP, Non-Partisan Teaching on Voting and Elections, State of Media Literacy Policy, Microcredentials
June– Judge Grady Summer Summer Institute at U.S. District Court, 2023 DSN Convening, Administrator Academy, BRI Teacher of the Year, Summer PD, AI Report, National Archives: Gen Z and Civic Engagement, Summer Reading Recommendations
May– AAPINH Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Implementing ILSSS, BRI Teacher Council, Slavery and the Founding, IMEDIA Summer Workshop, Street Law Rule of Law for All, iCivics the Markets and the Economy, Above the Noise KQED, Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge, Retro Report Courtroom to Classroom, RISE Institute, Guardians of Democracy microcredential,
April– National Week of Conversation, Teaching Inclusive History with the Chicago History Museum, Administrator Academy, PD Opportunities, Preparing for Fin Lit Month, iCivics Bell-Ringers, TAH Resources, TEAACH Act, Guardians of Democracy Microcredentials News Lit Resources, Virtual Fieldtrips with IL Holocaust Museum and Ed Center.
March: Civics Learning Week, Start With a Story to Teach Inclusive History, TEAACH Act, Women’s History Month, PD opportunities, Classroom Resources
February: Using SCOTUS to Teach Inclusive History, Administrator Academies, Black History Month, Political Cartoons and Youth Voice, LWV Voter Issues Briefing, ABA/FJC Summer Institute, CIRCLE report, ICSS Proposals, Media Literacy K-5, iCivics People’s Pie, NLP Harm & Distrust, BRI Plainest Demands of Justice, Street Law Summer Institute, TEAACH Act, Guardians Microcredentials, Summer PD
January: Reading Like a Historian for Inclusive History, Administrator Academies, Teacher Webinars, ISU History Symposium, iCivics EdNet, Bill of Rights Institute Plain Demands of Justice, Street Law Summer Institute, Street Law Classroom Champion, Educating for Diverse Democracy, Retro Report Teacher Advisory Group, Illinois Holocaust Museum Teaching Trunks, Bill of Rights in Action, Defusing the History Wars, News Literacy Week, TEAACH Act Webinars, Guardians of Democracy Microcredentials, Harvard Case Method Institute, Summer PD
December: Resources Aligned with 6 Competencies of Revised Social Science Standards, ‘Tis the Season for Service Learning, Admin Academies, Teacher PD, Student Contests, Media Literacy with Retro Report, Winter Reading Recommendations
November: The History Wars, Preparing Future Voters Challenge, SCOTUS in the Classroom, Newsguard, TEAACH Act PD, Native American Indian Heritage Month, MyImpact Challenge, Ciena Solutions Challenge, People’s Pie, i History Private Detectives.
October: Midterms as a Teachable Moment, Revised IL Social Science Standards, Constitution Explained, Teaching Inclusive History Academy, ICSS Conference, the Moth, U.S., and the Holocaust Resources, CDP Conference, BRI Constitutional Reasoning, Bill of Rights In Action, Bill of Rights Contest, Harvard Case Method Institute, Storytelling with KQED, Should Admissions be Colorblind? TEAACH Act, Media Literacy Week,
September: Illinois Mock Election, ICSS Call for Proposals, Admin Academies, SCOTUS Preview, CLAD Webinars, Teaching the Midterms, Civics in Real Life, Gilder Lehrman PD, Street Law Teach-In, Ancenstry.com, Growing Voters, Elevate Civics, TEAACH Act, Call for TEAACHers, Close Up Resources for Constitution Day, Guardians Micorcredentials, On Demand PD, Media Literacy Resources.
August: Resources for Revised Social Science standards, SCOTUS Preview, Civics Learning and Media Literacy Across the Disciplines, CDP Inclusive History PD, TEAACH Act, Growing Voters, IL Mock Election, Guardians of Democracy, OER Conference, KQED Call for Change, QFT and Primary Sources, Confirmation Bias and Motivated Reasoning, National Issues Forum, Harvard Case Emthos Institute, Resources to Build Culture and Support Before Challenging Content
July: Civics, Standards, and Media Literacy Summer PD, ABA Summer Institute, Illinois Mock Election, Democracy Schools Annual Convening, TEAACH Act webinars, Reagan Institute Summit on Education, OER Social Studies Conference, CivXNow Coalition, CIRCLE Growing Voters, Harvard Case Method Institute, Binge-Worthy Recommendations
June: Civics, Standards, and Media Literacy Summer PD, ABA Summer Institute, iCivics Youth Fellowship, TEAACH Act webinars, Extremism in American from Retro Report, Science Documentaries with KQED, Reagan Institute Summit on Education, OER Social Studies Conference, ELL Resources, National Issues Forum, Bill of Rights in Action, Importance of Current and Controversial Issue Discussions White Paper, CivXNow Coalition, My Voice is Louder Than Hate, Student Voice and Academic Achievement, Global Onramp to Media Literacy, CIRCLE Growing Voters, Blissful Coding Club, Harvard Case Method Institute, Summer Reading Recommendations
May: TEAACH Act, Civics Standards and Media LIteracy, SCOTUS Update, Media Literacy PD and Resources, iCivics Convene the Council, Student Journalism Award, American Civic Education Teacher Award, Being an American from BRI, Fact-Checking from Retro Report, Harvard Case Method Institute, America’s Voice Project, Combatting Misinformation PD, SB 825, Revised ILSSS, Guardians of Democracy Mirocredentials, SEL for Educators, Local and State Government Resources.
April: Civics, Standards, and Media Literacy, COR for the Midterms, Harvard Case Method Institute, Untold, Teaching about Ukraine, NBCT stipends, Law Day 2022, Teacher PD, Mural Mosaic, Makers for Change, Active Citizen, MBC, Project Budburst, ELA and iCivics, IL Mock Election, Above the Noise, IMEDIA, Retro Report, SB 825, ILSSS Revisions, Student Contents, SCOTUS Resources.
March: Teaching in Real-Time: Ukraine, State of the Union, ISBE Pilot for ILSSS, The Midterms and Civics Learning, SEL Day, Law Day, IL Mock Election, iCivics AP Resources, Il Holocaust Museum, IL Map Competition, Student Contests, Summer PD, Women’s History Month
February: Understanding SCOTUS nominations, Inclusive American History Commission, Midterm 2020 PD, Il Mock Election, Free PD, Exploring Revisions to IL Social Science standards, Fighting Misinformation, EYPC training, Chicago Metro History Fair, CLAD webinar, student contests, SEL resources, resources for Black History Month.
January– Engaging Student Voice to Recalibrate Classrooms, Revisions to IL Social Science Standards, Midterms as a Pathway to Civic Learning and Media Literacy, Elevate Civics, Inclusive History with IL Holocaust Museum, Transform Learning with EAD Roadmap, National News Literacy Week, O’Connor National Civics Challenge, CRF Bill of Rights in Action, ABA/FJC Summer Institute, Student Voice 360, School Ambassador Fellowship, Global Citizenship through Writing, ISU Teacher Symposium, Stop Hunger Grant, Guardians of Democracy Micorcredentials, SEL for School Leaders, Street Law 2022 Classroom Champion Award, Join the iCivics EdNet, Summer PD, Try Something New in 2022
December -Service Learning, Redistricting, iCivics Judicial Branch, PD Opportunities, YSA Grant, Arts and Social Studies, Microcredentials, SEL, Media Literacy, Classroom Culture, Regional Civics Instructional Coaches
November -Revised Il Social Science Standards, Middle School Civics Feedback Survey, Veterans Day, PD opportunities, PBS NewsHour Classroom, Teaching Contextualization with Bill of Rights Institute, SEL, Student Contests, Women Who Advocated for Change, Presidential Primary Source Project, Summer PD
October -Media Literacy Week, Guardians Report from CIRCLE, Hispanic Heritage Month, Free PD, CivXNow Policy Summit, Teacher Fellowships, Student Contests, Understanding Executive Power
September -Back To School Tools, Responding to School Climate Questions, Professional Development, What Research Says about Teaching History and Civics, CivXNow Policy Summit, Media Literacy Resources, and Redistricting Toolkit
August -What Districts Can do to Combat Misinformation in Current Culture Wars, 2022 Illinois Social Science Standards, Free Online Professional Development, Microcredentials, Civics Resources
July -Proposed Revisions to the ILSSS, Summer PD, ABA Virtual Teacher Institute, Constitutional Democracy Project, Binge-Worthy Recommendations
June -Closure to the School Year, Summer PD, #PoolsidePD, Summer Reading
May -AAPI Heritage Month, Summer PD, Guardians of Democracy Microcredentials, Citizen U, Free Digital Media Courses, Civics 101 and SCOTUS, Sotomayor and Gorsuch Discuss Civics, Changemakers in Action, Bill of Rights in Action, Bringing Closure to the School Year