Civics Education Resource Site

Teacher Professional Development

To ensure adequate support for implementation including professional development activities and classroom resources, the corporate and philanthropic communities created a public-private partnership that has committed at least $1 million annually for three years. This effort will be managed by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation with support from other interested organizations

Training for Teachers

A series of professional development training sessions will be held at locations across the state in June and July 2017. Dates and locations for these sessions are available on our professional development calendar

Civic Education Workshops

Our civic education partners, Center for News Literacy, WeDay and News Literacy Project, will also be providing ongoing professional development throughout the school year as a follow up to Summer 2017 regional training sessions. More opportunities are provided on the professional development calendar as dates are finalized. 

Find A Mentor

Find the teacher mentor assigned to your county or region. 

Find A Teacher Training

The map below will help teachers find the training session closest to their county. It is not required to attend the training session in your region. Registration links for these sessions are available on our professional development calendar.

*Please note that some regions have changed for the 2017-18 school year.

Illinois Civics Teacher Training Map