Civic Education Conference
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Engaging Young People for a Better Illinois”
Second Annual Civic Education Conference
October 11, 2012 - Ballrooms SIUC 8:15a.m. to 3p.m.
Sponsored by: The McCormick Foundation
Link to registration: civics2012.eventbrite.com
8:15-8:30:Introduction by David Yepsen, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director
8:30-8:40 Welcome by SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng
8:40 to 9:15:“Civic Education: Beyond Best Practices”
Ø Roudy Hildreth, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Director of Graduate Studies, Co-Director for Center for Service learning
9:15 to 12:00 McCormick Foundation Presentations: Led by Shawn Healy - Resident Scholar and Director of Professional Development, Danielle Forchette- Professional Development Manager, and Janice Belzowski- Professional Development Coordinator
Ø High Level Overview of Civically Engaged School
Ø School-Wide Civic Assessment Exercise
Ø Democracy School Application Process
Ø Action Plans
Lunch 12- 12:35
Breakout sessions (choose#1 or #2) 12:35- 1:25
1. “School Improvement Grant: Partnership with The Egyptian School District and the College of Education and Human Services-SIUC”.
Ø David M. Ardrey, Director of School Partnerships and Outreach, College of Education and Human Services, SIUC
Ø Dan Anderson , Transformational Administrator for the School Improvement Grant with the Egyptian School District. Former director of Special Education /Regional Superintendent of Schools for the southern five counties in Illinois
2. "Democracy Must be Learned by Each Generation":Youth and Government is a national YMCA civic engagement and service learning program that offers both high school and middle school youth the opportunity to serve in a model government process at the local, state, national and international levels.
Ø Deb Allen, President, Illinois YMCA Youth and Government
Breakout sessions (choose#3 or #4) 1:25- 2:15
3. “The Birthplace of TREC”: An exploratory case study of a university-school partnership that helped high school students enhance their school’s culture by developing, articulating, and leading core values.
Ø Cameron B. Carlson, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Services SIUC
4. “Civic Action Project: Real Problems, Real Solutions!”: Civic Action Project (CAP) is a project-based learning model for civics and government courses. It offers a practicum for high school students in effective and engaged citizenship and uses web-based technology and civics-based instruction and activities.
Ø Dee Runaas, High School Programs Director, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, erfc.org
2:15-3:00 John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor, author of The Essential Paul Simon closing remarks – 20 copies of Simon Book Distributed.
This is a regional administrators and teachers workshop sponsored By McCormick Foundation.
Registration is REQUIRED. Please contact Emily Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618.453.4004 for more information.
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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
The Paul Simon Public Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale acts on significant and controversial issues impacting the religion, the state. the nation and the world.It is commited to developing and working to implement approaches that could bring concrete, postitive results in tackling some of the most difficult challeneges in the public policy arena.