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September 27th, 2017

Save the date! ADE is pleased to present…

The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to present the

5th Annual Civic Learning Conference:

“Inspiring Student Voices”

Encouraging Arizona’s Students to Add Their Voices to Our Democracy

Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, representatives from Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, and Adult Education Program staff as they discuss the importance of civic education.

Keynote Speaker Mary Beth Tinker

At 13, Mary Beth Tinker took a controversial stand by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in response to the Vietnam War. When school officials suspended her, she took her free speech case all the way to the Supreme Court and won. Today, Tinker urges young people to become agents of positive change in their schools and in their communities.

Conference Highlights:

  • Mary Beth Tinker
  • Plaintiff from the Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
  • School Recognition Ceremony
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Network with fellow conference participants
  • Engage in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12 educators, Higher Education faculty, and Adult Education Program staff.
  • Student Panels highlighting successful civic engagement programs here in Arizona
  • Gather valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations
  • Receive Professional Development hours for re-certification
Where:

Desert Willow Conference Center located at 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

When:

March 2, 2018

Cost:

$95.00 includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and all day snack/beverage service

Registration:

ADE Events Management System

Venue:

Desert Willow Conference Center


Arizona Department of Education contacts:
Tammy Waller 602-364-1981 and Teresa DePadre Buri 602-542-4734
Civic Engagement Inbox: [email protected]

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April 10th, 2017

2016 Civic Learning Conference

Third Annual Civic Learning Conference

Hosted by The Arizona Department of Education and Maricopa Community Colleges March 4, 2016 KSC Building Paradise Valley Community College 18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Conference Highlights:

  • Speaker, Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian
  • Naturalization ceremony
  • Learn about Arizona’s new Civics Test
  • Network with fellow conference participants
  • Engage in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12, Community College educators, and Adult Education Program staff.
  • Examine the six proven practices in civic learning and take away strategies on how they can be implemented with your own students
  • Gather valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations
  • Receive Professional Development hours for re-certification
Keynote Speaker

A picture of Marshall TrimbleMarshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is considered the “dean of Arizona historians” and has taught Arizona history at Scottsdale Community College for 40 years. His first book was published in 1977 by Doubleday & Company, New York. Since then he’s written more than twenty books on Arizona and the West.

Trimble has received many honors both as a historian, writer and performer. In 1997, the governor of Arizona appointed him Official State Historian. In 2000, he was selected as one of Arizona’s representatives in the Library of Congress’ “Local Legacies.” Two years later he received the first “Copper Star Award” from the State Society of Arizona in Washington D.C. In 2003 he received the Scottsdale Jaycees “Distinguished Service Award,” That same year he was named a Charter Member of the Arizona Culture keepers. In 2004, the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded him their “Medal of Honor” for leadership and patriotism. He was also inducted into the Scottsdale Hall of Fame and the Arizona Veteran’s Hall of Fame. In 2011, the Arizona Historical Society presented him their distinguished Al Merito Award in recognition of his lifetime service in promoting Arizona history.

The Arizona Centennial Commission honored him in December 2011 as “One of Arizona’s Most Inspiring Leaders.” In preparation for the state’s 100th Anniversary, he was appointed by the governor to the Arizona Centennial Commission. He was also a member of the Governor’s Commission in 1987 celebrating the state’s 75th Anniversary. Trimble has served 25 years as a charter member of the Arizona Peace Officer Memorial Board honoring officers who died in the line of duty. He is an honorary Major in the Arizona Air National Guard and a sworn deputy sheriff in Cochise County.

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April 10th, 2017

2015 Civic Learning Conference

Second Annual Civic Learning Conference

Hosted by The Arizona Department of Education and Maricopa Community Colleges February 26, 2015 Gateway Community College 108 N. 40th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Highlights Included

  • Keynote speaker, Brahm Resnik, channel 12 news anchor, reporter and naturalized citizen
  • Experienced a USCIS naturalization ceremony and engaged in lively discussions with our new citizens
  • Networking with fellow conference participants
  • Engaged in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12 and Community College educators
  • Examined the six proven practices in civic learning and took away strategies on how they can be implemented with students
  • Gathered valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations

Keynote Speaker Brahm Resnik, Over 25 years of journalism experience in television and newspapers. His reporting includes extensive coverage of the Arizona Capitol; illegal immigration; the state, economy and business community; the Arizona sports industry and other topics. Brahm worked in newspapers for more than 15 years, leading award-winning business news sections. Brahm is a native of Montreal, Canada.

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April 10th, 2017

2014 Civic Learning Conference

Preparing Our Students To Be Informed and Engaged Citizens

April 25, 2014 Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 N 25th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Highlights Included

  • Experienced a USCIS naturalization ceremony
  • Discover how civic learning meets Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards
  • Keynote speaker, Gerda Weissmann Klein, 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Holocaust survivor, proud Naturalized citizen, and Citizenship Counts Founder
  • Special guests, USCIS representatives, naturalization participants, Mr. John Huppenthal, and an Arizona school’s JROTC and choir
  • Interactive sessions presented by current K-12 Arizona teachers
  • Promising practices on the implementation of the six proven practices in civic learning
  • Information and resources from civic organizations
Keynote Speaker

Gerda Weissmann Klein, 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Holocaust Survivor and proud Naturalized Citizen, and Citizenship Counts Founder.

Session Topics

  • Guiding our Next Generation of Citizens
  • Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and Civics: A Marriage Made in Heaven
  • Teaching Civics through Simulation
  • K-12 Fostering Argument in the Social Studies Classroom
  • Service-Learning: How to Implement this Innovative and Civically Engaged Teaching Methodology
  • Not in My Backyard (NIMBY): A Civics and Geography Integrated Lesson
  • Understanding Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and Increasing Civic Literacy through Project Citizen
  • iCivics Arizona
  • Connecting Young Scholars with Veterans
  • Civics and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards at 2013 Honoree South Mountain High School
  • Junior State of America: Student Led Civic Engagement
  • Before They Learn the Hard Way – Teaching Arizona Law to Change Risk Taking Behavior
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