Professional Development

ADE’s 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

Civic Learning Conference Agenda

Registration Fee:   $110.00 per person
Fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and snacks and a copy of American Legacy: The United States Constitution and Other Essential Documents of American Democracy.
Target Audience: K-12 teachers (History, Civics, Government, Economics, Geography, Law and Democracy), Principals, Administrators and Instructional Coaches

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Note: There is not a guarantee of state rate, so be sure to ask when you call.

Highlights Include

  • Experience 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

Naturalization Ceremony
Process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).