The new IL civic education requirements prescribe that students discuss current and controversial issues in the classroom. Learn research-based best practices in creating a safe environment for student participation in addressing the most essential questions facing our communities. Walk away with strategies to engage students in current and controversial issues discussion to enhance your current classroom practice. Explicit connections will be made to the IL Social Science Standards, Social Emotional Learning, the Common Core State Standards, and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.
Participants will participate in a one hour webinar and complete a post-webinar application assignment for 2 PD credit hours.