6th Annual Civic Learning Conference

Published: January 11th, 2019

Save The Date!

The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to present the

6th Annual Civic Learning Conference:

“What’s Next in Civic Education? Preparing Arizonans for Civic Life.”


Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, community organizations and Adult Education program staff for a full day of civic learning. Highly topical and interactive sessions will focus preparing all Arizonan learners with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for civic life, kindergarten through adult. All session will utilize at least one of the six proven practices for civic learning. There will be sessions for elementary, middle, high school, college and university, and adult education instructors. This year we will also be offering a service learning strand and panel discussions on important and relevant issues including civic discourse in an age of polarization. This year our keynote speaker will be Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa and author of What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good. Learn more about Joel by visiting him on [email protected]

Conference highlights include:

  • Civic Engagement School Recognition Ceremony
  • Keynote by Joel Westheimer
  • 20 plus interactive sessions presented by current K-12 educators, college faculty, Adult Education program staff, and community educators
  • Panel discussions on important topics such as civil discourse and political polarization
  • Student panels highlighting successful civic engagement programs here in Arizona
  • Network opportunities with fellow conference participants
  • Valuable resources and information from leading civic organizations
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Strategies for using the research based six proven practices in civic learning
  • Two meals and unlimited beverages and snacks throughout the day
  • 8 Professional Development hours for re-certification
Conference Cost $65.00

(Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverage/snack service)

2019 Tentative Agenda

For reference use only. May change based on various factors.

      7:30am-8:30am    Registration, Breakfast/Exhibitors
      8:30am-10:15am   General Session/Keynote Speaker
      School Recognition Ceremony
      10:15am-10:45am   Exhibitor/Student Panel
      10:50am-11:45am   Morning Breakout
      11:45am-12:40pm   Lunch/Exhibitors/Networking
      12:45pm-1:45pm Afternoon Breakout 1
      1:45pm-2:45pm  Afternoon Breakout 2
      2:55pm-3:50pm  Naturalization Ceremony
      3:50pm-4:00pm  Wrap up